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New Sensory Trail opens at Centennial Park

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Posted at 11:38 AM, Nov 17, 2023

A new trail opens at Centennial Park today, and it will be welcoming for all.

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Girl with braids plays on an accessible playground in Howard County, Md on November 17, 2023.

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball celebrated the opening of the "trailblazing" new sensory trail Friday morning.

"This world-class trail loop includes music features, sensory panels, and sensory play equipment near the all-access playground," read a release on the ribbon cutting ceremony.

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Mom and baby enjoy an accessible swing at an accessible playground in Howard County, Md. on November 17, 2023.

"Parks are a place where our entire community is welcome," says Ball.

Ball added at the event that this park now includes the first wheelchair accessible swing in Howard County.

"This is really an inclusive playground, more than just an accessible one," explains Kimberly McKay, the Department of Disabilities Assistant Secretary of Programs, saying that not only can a person with disabilities access the playground, but use it.