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Freedom Playground Expansion Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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WHAT: Mayor Jane Castor will officially cut the ribbon on the new Freedom Playground expansion at MacFarlane Park.

WHERE: Macfarlane Park, 1700 North MacDill Avenue, Tampa

WHEN: February 24, 2021 at 4 p.m.


A new playground expansion will now enable children of all abilities to enjoy playtime alongside their friends. Tampa Mayor Jane Castor will officially open the Freedom Playground expansion at Macfarlane Park on February 24. The expansion boasts an additional 4,600 square feet of new accessible equipment including a merry-go-round, electronic game, several sensory panels, dome, 4-seat see-saw, large swing, and several spinners. All new areas have rubber safety surfacing and adjacent picnic areas are accessible.

Community members are invited to participate in the ribbon cutting ceremony virtually on Facebook Live via the Parks and Recreation Facebook account.

The $464,512 playground expansion is part of the City’s continued commitment to providing avenues for inclusivity in its parks and recreation facilities. The project was approved in 2020 and took approximately six months to complete.

The National Center for Boundless Playgrounds designated Freedom Playground as Tampa’s first inclusive site, which gives children with and without disabilities opportunities to learn and play together.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, persons with disabilities needing a reasonable accommodation to participate in this public hearing or meeting should contact the City of Tampa’s ADA Coordinator at least 48 hours prior to the proceeding.  The ADA Coordinator may be contacted by phone at 813-274-3964, email at TampaADA@tampagov.net, or by submitting an ADA – Accommodations Request online form available at Tampa.gov/ADARequest