Workshops begin at 8 tomorrow morning .
and run until 5 in the afternoon at the Uptowne Cafe.
The public is getting a chance to weigh in on proposals
for a new park in La Crosse for those with special
Parks department officials held a public input meeting
at Trane Park on the southside tonight.
The park is set to be completely overhauled .
and converted into an 'all abilities park' with equipment
and activities for children and adults living with
a wide range of physical and cognitive abilities.
The idea was originally proposed by the La Crosse
Area Autism Foundation.
Park officials say the park will be one of the only
parks of its kind in Wisconsin.
There are parks that call themselves inclusive, but
that's really about ADA requirements.
This is more about the opportunity for children and
adults to come together with all kinds of folks and
interact and be able to have fun.
Park officials say the new park could become a destination
drawing families looking after kids and adults with
special needs from across the area.
The project is expected to cost between 3 and a half
and 4 million dollars .
and is included in the city's next proposed capital