Vineland drives handicapped friendly playground and garden for kids, adults

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VINELAND – A park especially intended for the pleasure of children and adults with disabilities isn’t a new idea, but they’re still a rarity in New Jersey.

Vineland intends to cure this lack, fast, for its occupants in addition to its neighbors. It is customizing what’s called a “Jake’s Place,” the first of that can be in Cherry Hill.

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“The concept is it’s an ‘all-inclusive’ park, where not only people with disabilities but children that don’t have any disabilities could all join together,” said town Solicitor Richard Tonetta. “For example, it might have a swing set that would hook up to a wheelchair.

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