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'Sensory Trail' for those with special needs coming to Harford County Schucks Regional Park

Posted at 11:29 PM, Apr 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-24 23:29:24-04

With the help fo local community members, a new interactive trail is making its big debut at Harford County Schucks Regional Park.

The 'Sensory Trail' will finally give those with disabilities and special needs the chance to explore the park, play, have fun, and enjoy nature.

The 1/10-mile will have 10 interactive features including nine-foot chimes for two octaves of solo or group music; a roller table for pinch-free tactile sliding; drums and xylophones of different sizes; and brightly colored panels at a kid-eye level for sensory stimulation.

“We want Harford County to be a place where all children and every adult can enjoy the outdoors, have fun at a park, ride a bike, and play baseball with their friends,” County Executive Barry Glassman said. “I am excited that we are able to open this new sensory trail. I am also proud of the collaboration between our generous community partners and our Harford County Office of Disability Services and Department of Parks and Recreation.”

The trail is scheduled to open at noon on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, following an official ribbon cutting ceremony.