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Posted 4/29/2015

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By Katie Newton, public affairs


The Corps of Engineers and the Air Force have worked together to create a new ADA accessible community park at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, just in time for spring.

The community park complete with playground equipment, sidewalks, benches, picnic tables and bike racks gives families and children in the Kitty Hawk area a new space to play.

The $248,000 community park, funded by non-appropriated funds from Air Force Services, was constructed by Tunheim Construction, Moorehead, Minnesota, on a short timeline. Construction work included pouring sidewalks, installing all playground equipment and structures and new landscaping all while meeting Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards so the park is accessible to everyone.

“It was a collaborative effort by Mobile District, the Air Force and the Louisville District Corps of Engineers, and with a short timeline the contractor was able to deliver a quality product,” said Kevin Jefferson, area engineer, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. “It was a successful project, and this contractor handled it really well.”