By Hannah Dreier Contra Costa Times Posted:06/08/2010 09:45:55 PM PDT
OAKLEY — Plans for a playground tailored to children with special needs got a major boost this week when the city committed half an acre on O'Hara Avenue to the project.
It's the same site where the universal abilities playground was first proposed as part of a planned expansion of the Oakley YMCA facility. But the fate of the playground project was thrown into question this year when the Mt. Diablo Region YMCA closed its facility because of financial problems and canceled the expansion plans on the same city-owned site.
The YMCA, which has filed for bankruptcy protection, was to maintain the playground. Now, the city likely will handle playground maintenance, estimated to cost $5,000 a year... Read More
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