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Supervisors seek grant for disabled playground at San Dieguito Park

If a grant is awarded San Dieguito Park will receive up to $100,000 which will be used to install playground equipment for the disabled.

A 4-0 San Diego County Board of Supervisors vote October 25, with Kristin Gaspar absent, authorized county Department of Parks and Recreation director Brian Albright or his designee to apply for Healthy Play Grant funding for San Dieguito Park.

The Healthy Play Grant program is a partnership between the California Park and Recreation Society and Playcore.

Playcore provides development services and matching funds to install playground equipment which will encourage inclusive activity for children of all abilities.

The grant projects serve as national demonstration sites by utilizing best practices based on research to create high-quality play and recreation environments.

If the grant is awarded the county will provide matching funds. 

The county has a Park Land Dedication Ordinance program in which developers pay PLDO fees to fund park improvements in the area of the development, and PLDO funding would be used to provide the county’s match.