Mon Aug 8, 2022

County to construct inclusive playground at fitness park with Trillium funds

The Smithfield District Park in Southport, shown here, is an inclusive playground for kids regardless of disability. Trillium is funding a similar playground for the Columbus County Fitness Park just north of Whiteville. Photos contributed by Trillium Health

The county’s first playground for children with disabilities will be coming within the next year following unanimous approval Monday by the Columbus County commissioners.

While designs are not finalized, the playground is set to be built on county-owned land at 131 Government Complex Rd. in Whiteville, which is at the

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