MISSOULA - The Dragon Hollow playground is celebrating major new upgrades that are making it welcoming to kids of all abilities.

"We needed to expand the play area and make sure it is friendlier for kids with disabilities,” said Theresa Cox, executive director of A Carousel For Missoula and Dragon Hollow. 

Dozens of volunteers pitched in to renovate the area to be more accessible with new wheelchair-friendly rubber surfacing. Crews also added new swings, a mister to cool kids down on hot days, and a merry-go-round that can fit two wheelchairs. 

10-year-old Phoenix Hyland summed up all the new inclusive equipment the best.

"It's all pretty cool," Hyland said.

The Dragon Hollow grand re-opening is set for Thursday, July 11 from 5-7 PM, with a speech from Mayor Engen and ribbon cutting at 5:30. The annual Fairy Tale and Super Hero Festival is coming up on Saturday, July 20 at 10 AM.

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