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Trane All-Abilities park moving toward fall opening

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Playground equipment, tunnels, and sidewalks are going into place at the new All-Abilities Trane Park on the south side of La Crosse. 

Organizers of the nearly $5 million project expect it to be finished sometime this fall. 

The existing park near Trane Company factories is being remodeled into a play area especially open to handicapped visitors. 

Planners say only a small number of playgrounds around the world are designed with handicap-accessible equipment.     

“The theater’s coming along, the tunnel’s in, sidewalks are going in, so every day it makes great progress,” said Jim Flottmeyer, project specialist for the La Crosse park department. 

Ground was broken for the All-Abilities park near South Avenue in October of 2018. 

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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