Friends of Dallason Park partner with CCPD on accessibility projects

Published: Jul. 18, 2022 at 5:51 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Dallason park is a community garden on the corner of N Melrose and Burlington in Casper. The garden was created from a partnership between the Wyoming Food for Thought Project and the City of Casper.

The garden at Dallason Park is a Food for Thought Food is Free garden. Herbs, vegetables, and other plants are free for anyone to take, no questions asked. The park also features a small play area with a swing set and teeter-totter.

In the last few years, the park has added two larger plant beds, one is H shaped and is at a height for people in wheelchairs to be able to reach produce without having to lean down to reach the lower beds. A medium-height produce bed was designed so that people can sit along the edge of the bed and pick food.

“We really want to be attuned to making everything easy and welcoming not simply compliant,” said Friends of Dallason Park Member Janet Youngholm.

To make the space more accessible the Friends of Dallason Park, a group dedicated to revitalizing and renovating the park, are working with the Casper Council for People with Disabilities on three projects. The groups plan to landscape an ADA walkway, landscape around the picnic pavilion pad, and create an access point to a Rotary bench near the play area.

The park hopes to continue working to make the space accessible to as many people as possible.

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