Woman working to bring accessible playgrounds for those with disabilities
A New Mexican woman is taking matters into her own hands to help make public parks in Albuquerque more accessible for those with disabilities.A New Mexican woman is taking matters into her own hands to help make public parks in Albuquerque more accessible for those with disabilities. On Sunday, the founder of Every Ability Plays Project, Tonya Rivera, met with 30 cyclists who are biking across the country to raise money and awareness for those with disabilities. Rivera has cerebral palsy, and believes everyone should have an accessible playground. Advertisement “I am really pushing the city of Albuquerque to build accessible neighborhood parks,” Rivera said. The cyclists are members of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity, members coming from across the country. They are biking to several different cities throughout the summer to help local organizations that serve the disabled community. Rivera is hoping to use money that is donated to her organization to bring special playground equipment to more Albuquerque parks. “It’s an incredible feeling honestly,” said Khael Williams, Pi Kappa Phi fraternity member. “It truly is humbling, and it definitely teaches you not to take for granted what you have.” Rivera has partnered with the group for over several years. She said right now they are looking for more donations to also help a boy in Clovis with a special swing.