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Arc Park celebrates one-year anniversary with community festival

Herkimer park, accessible to the disabled and non-disabled, celebrates one-year anniversary.

Posted: Jun 16, 2018 5:10 PM

HERKIMER, NY – Not all parks and playgrounds are created equal.

People with disabilities are often times unable to enjoy them, finding it hard to access playground equipment or even get there in the first place.

Luckily that’s not the case at Arc Park in Herkimer.

On Saturday, the park celebrated its one year anniversary with a community festival.

The day kicked off with a Heart & Sole awareness 5k, which included a wheelchair division, and a kids run throughout the park.

There were also kickball games, a basketball competition, live music, plenty of food, and a magician.

Kevin Crosley, president & CEO, of Arc Herkimer, says it was a celebration everyone could enjoy.

“The inspiration behind the park was plain and simple. We wanted a park that was available for people of all abilities. It makes no difference what level of ability you have, or if you’re in a wheelchair. Everything here in the park is completely and totally accessible for people with disabilities as well as non-disabled people.”

There are a number of events and activities planned over the summer at the park.

You can check them out here.

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