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Disney helps state of the art playground come to Lewiston

(NEWS CENTER Maine)-- When you wish upon a star, makes no difference who you are. Those magical words from the Disney movie Pinocchio will jump from the big screen onto a playground in the near future. The City of Lewiston will be able to boast a one of a kind playground where for so many kids, dreams will come true.

The project to give Marcotte Park it's first update in decades got a big boost when the National Parks and Rec Association partnered with the Walt Disney Company, awarded Lewiston a 30-thousand dollar play space grant. That money will help the playground open in the fall. This will be a 'Universally acceptable playground which means....

"Kids that have mobility issues for example and are in wheelchairs can use the swing sets and the slides. Kids on the autism spectrum can interact with some of the different auditory and visual equipment that's going to be here, so it's really a place where nobody sits on the sidelines" said Senator Nate Libby of Lewiston.

For more information and/or to help with this project, click here: https://www.gofundme.com/lewiston-inclusive-playground