Posted on Jun 23, 2023
The All-Abilities Playground at Dixie Springs Park in Hurricane, Utah is completed and open to the public.  Hurricane Valley Rotary, the City of Hurricane, and supporters held ribbon cutting ceremony June 23.
The Hurricane Valley Rotary Club hosted a ribbon cutting for the All-Abilities Playground it sponsored at Dixie Springs Park in Hurricane, Utah on June 23, 2023.  City of Hurricane officials and major contributors such as Big T Recreation, Matt's Off-Road Recovery, and American Heritage Homes joined the Rotarians to officially open the playground with dozens of children and adults from the community.
The playground is more than 7,500 sq. ft. and has more than 30 separate play stations.  Notable among these are the Big Slide, Aeroglider, Double Decker Cone Spinner, Cozy Cocoons, Sleeping Bear Crawl Tube, a variety of swings and slides, and a wheel chair ramp to enable access to many of the playground features. Thirteen shade sails provide some respite from the sun on the many hot days in Southern Utah.
The Hurricane Valley Rotary Club initiated the project in 2021 to increase the number of play opportunities for everyone in Washington County, but especially for children with special needs whose options are quite limited.  The groundbreaking for the playground was on February 24.  The contractor was Big T Recreation, and the city of Hurricane Parks Department also performed some preparatory work on the grounds. 
The project cost is approximately $600,000, which makes it the largest project the club has ever attempted.  The city of Hurricane provided $200,000 toward the playground.  The club also donated its money and raised funds at the Hurricane Valley Rotary Easter Car Shows this year and in 2022. Other donations were also given, but the club needs to raise additional funds to support the project.