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Warriors’ Path State Park Dedicates Addition to Darrell’s Dream Playground July 16

Monday, July 09, 2012 | 11:56am

New Equipment Designed to Promote Interactive Play for Children of All Abilities 

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – Tennessee State Parks will join the Friends of Warriors’ Path State Park and the Kingsport Lions Club on Monday, July 16, for a tour and ceremony dedicating newly installed equipment at the park’s Darrell’s Dream Boundless Playground. 

Called the OmniSpin® Spinner, this rotating playground structure offers children of all abilities, including those who utilize wheelchairs, valuable vestibular sensory stimulation and encourages interactive play. Other features of this unique “merry-go-round” include high-back seats; transfer points from wheelchair or walker; durable and colorfast craftsmanship; and a speed limiter for added safety.   

The equipment was partially donated by the Kingsport Lions Club and Lions Clubs International Foundation.  Others providing funding or in-kind contributions included Landscape Structures, James A. Street Associates, Clean Play 123, Redi-Mix USA, Friends of Warriors’ Path State Park, and LaQuinta Inn.   

Media are invited to attend the dedication ceremony for this important new addition to this remarkable playground.  Brief remarks will be followed by a tour and light refreshments:  Details are as follows:  

WHO:             

Charles Bailey, Past District Governor for East Tennessee Lions Clubs

Doug Haseltine, Lions Club of Kingsport

Park Manager Jerry Adams, Warriors’ Path State Park

Mary Steadman, Friends of Warriors’ Path State Park 

Local community members and elected officials            

WHAT:

Dedication ceremony and tour of the new OmniSpin® Spinner equipment at the Darrell’s Dream Boundless Playground.  Brief remarks will be followed by a tour and light refreshments.   

WHEN:            

Monday, July 16, at 2:30 p.m. (Eastern)  

WHERE:         

Warriors’ Path State Park

490 Hemlock Road, Kingsport, Tenn. 37663 

Darrell’s Dream Boundless Playground is a place where children of all abilities can learn and play together.  The Boundless Playground opened at Warriors' Path in April 2007, and is made possible through public-private partnerships.   Warriors' Path is the first state park in the nation to provide a Boundless Playground for visitors. The playground is supported by the Friends of Warriors’ Path, an organization that fosters conservation and educational efforts, while assisting the park in its efforts to better preserve and protect its existing facilities and resources.   

Warriors’ Path State Park sits on 950 acres and was named for the park’s proximity to the ancient war and trading path used by the Cherokee.  The park is situated on the shores of TVA’s Patrick Henry Reservoir on the Holston River.  It features camping, hiking, fishing, golf, boating, biking, swimming, picnic facilities and horseback riding.  For more information about Warriors’ Path and Tennessee State Parks, please visit www.tnstateparks.com. 

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