MISSOULA – The new and improved Dragon Hollow playground is still under construction in Missoula’s Caras Park.
The past few months have been spent updating the equipment with a goal of making the playground more accessible for disabled kids.
Volunteers have been working for months to make changes to the park. When they found out the playground needed updates, they decided to also make it more accessible.
They are building a nine foot tall climbing gym, a merry-go-round that fits two wheelchairs, and special swings while also replacing the wood chips with rubber flooring.
The updates have cost about $300,000 and local businesses and residents are donating their time to help. Almost 600 people have volunteered so far, but the work isn’t done yet.
Executive Director Theresa Cox says they still need more volunteers.
“We’d really like people to come down and take part in this community effort. One of the things about this is there is nothing political about it,” Cox said.
“We don’t care who you voted for, we don’t care what church you voted for, we can all work together to make the city better and to make It better for kids with disabilities,” she added.
Lunch is available for volunteers and they’re asking for help until the work is completed.