Ground broken for Independence Ability Field

07/23/2013 4:39 PM

07/23/2013 4:40 PM

Officials broke ground Tuesday on the Independence Ability Field at McCoy Park. It’s part of a $1.6 million inclusive play area that will include the accessible baseball field and two playgrounds for children with and without disabilities.

The park is near U.S. 24 and Delaware Street, across the highway from the Truman Library.

City parks and recreation director Eric Urfer said major support for the $400,000 ball field has come from the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, the Kansas City Royals and Major League Baseball, Talon Concrete and Aggregates, Guier Fence, IBEW Local 124, Jim Kidwell Construction and the Queen City Athletic Association.

He said the city hopes to break ground next year on the playgrounds.


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