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East Meadow Now Has Park For Handicapped Children

Eisenhower Park - East Meadow, NY - May 7, 2012 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Eisenhower Park – East Meadow, NY – May 7, 2012 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) - If your child has a disability, you’ll want to head to Eisenhower Park in East Meadow.

WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs On The Story

A new section of the park was designed with handicapped children in mind, WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reported.

The two-acre space opened Friday and features foam-covered ground, swings you can’t fall out of, and rides that can accommodate wheelchairs.

Special swings at Eisenhower Park - East Meadow, NY - May 7, 2012 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Special swings at Eisenhower Park – East Meadow, NY – May 7, 2012 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

But it’s a park that all children can enjoy.

“I think it’s great. It’s really good. It’s a great idea with what they did,” one parent told Xirinachs.

Eisenhower Park - East Meadow, NY - May 7, 2012 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Eisenhower Park – East Meadow, NY – May 7, 2012 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

“Everything’s very easily accessible, and very safe. It’s a very nice place,” said Marcus Hawthorne, who was there with with his 17-month-old son.

Eisenhower Park - East Meadow, NY - May 7, 2012 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Eisenhower Park – East Meadow, NY – May 7, 2012 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

The park is located at Merrick and Stewart Avenues.

Are you excited to bring your kid to the new section of the park? Speak your mind in the comments section below.