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  • tim griffinGrand Opening of the playground was held Oct. 8, 2015 and was led by Lt. Governor Tim Griffin.  About 400 people were in attendance that evening. Other elected officials, such as Saline County Judge Jeff Arey, and representatives from the various organizations, like Little Rock South Lions Club, and businesses and donors involved were a part of the ribbon cutting ceremony.  The playground has become the first fully accessible public playground in Central Arkansas.

  • full shot_2The playground features pour in place rubber surfacing allowing those who use mobility devices like wheelchairs and walkers to access the playground. Ramps onto the equipment, as well as some adapted playground structures, allow for easy access as well. The “We Saw” is similar to a typical seesaw, but has a back on the seating portion so that no one slides off the back. It also features a smooth up and down experience for all.

  • bella ashton_at_parkSway Fun” is way fun as those who use wheelchairs can sway along with others in the seated benches, allowing for a good time for all.

  • poss ABILITY_fieldPhase II at The Crossing at Angel Court will feature a pour-in-place multi-purpose field. This special surfacing on an open field will allow those with mobility devices to play team sports or just enjoy the open field for other activities without the difficult task of wheeling through grass. This field would be the first of its kind in the nation.

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Join us Thurs. Oct. 8th for the grand opening of The Crossing at Angel Court! Click HERE for more information.

 

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Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 6 p.m., a formal groundbreaking event will take place. The event is open to everyone.
 

June 18, 2013
Saline County Quorum Court unanimously approves a resolution to proceed with a grant application to the Arkansas State Parks Outdoor Recreation 50/50 Matching Grant program.
 

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The East End Sizzler 5K Race sponsored by the Little Rock South Lions Club raised about $4,500 for The Crossing at Angel Court. Over 120 runners participated in the event on Sat., Sept. 14 at East Union Missionary Baptist Church.

We'd like to thank the sponsors: (GOLD) East End Pharmacy, (SILVER) Malvern National Bank, People's Bank, R&R Roofing, Curry's Termite and Pest Control, (Bronze) Family Eye Clinic, Williams Automotive, Neonics Sign & Neon, Superior Real Estate, Imagine Fitness, Edward Jones/Mike Smith, MTS at Madison Square, Jody Spann Construction, All 4 Paws Grooming, Arch Street Hardware, Sarah's Florest, Sanders Ace Hardware, East End Café, David's Barber & Beauty, Landmark Graphics, Arch Street Shell, Harvest Foods, Premium Refreshments, The East Ender

Click on our PHOTOS tab to view photos from this event.
 

What is the crossing at angel court?


What is The Crossing At Angel Court?
  • Collaborative effort between Saline County, Little Rock South Lions Club and the I CAN! Arts and Resource Center.
  • First Saline County Park
  • First universally accessible and inclusive public playground in Central Arkansas
  • First in the nation, accessible soccer/multi-purpose field
  • Unique "Cathedral Pines" natural phenomenon
  • Walking trail with historical markers
  • Unique blend of nature and adventure
  • Our Mission

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TIMELINE

Jun. 8, 2015

The playground equipment from Landscape Structures arrives to the park location. Installation begins immediately by Clevenger Recreation and concludes about July 12.

Apr. 19, 2015

The retaining wall is built at the west end of the parking lot

Apr. 17, 2015

Dirt Work Begins

Jan. 22, 2015

Crafton Tull employees meet with the new Saline County Judge Jeff Arey and other Saline County employees to discuss latest developments on the park.

Oct. 18, 2014

Groundbreaking ceremony for is planned at 6 p.m. Dignitaries will be present and special events will take place to commemorate the grand occasion. Event is open to all.

Oct. 16, 2014

The lot, located at 1041 Angel Court, is officially donated to Saline County for the use of an outdoor recreational space.

Oct. 15, 2014

The Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Outdoor Recreation Grants program approves final plans for PHASE I of The Crossing at Angel Court.

Jan. 18, 2014

The Department of Parks and Tourism Outdoor Recreation Grants Program Advisory Committee recommended that Saline County be awarded $125,000 in matching grant monies for The Crossing at Angel Court.

Nov. 1, 2013

Arkansas Democrat Gazette article explaining the park presentation and the Advisory Committee's recommendation of a $125,000 grant (click here to view pictures)

Oct. 30, 2013

An oral presentation about the park is given to the Outdoor Recreation Grant Advisory Committee of the Arkansas Dept. of Parks and Tourism at Jacksonville Community Center. Saline County Judge Lanny Fite, Andy, Julie, Katie and Zoe Mayberry, LRS Lions Club President David Foster, Kelly and Olivia Odell, and Pam McCallister were part of the presentation. (click here to view pictures)

Oct. 29, 2013

News 4 aired a story on The Crossing at Angel Court during the 10 p.m. broadcast.

http://www.arkansasmatters.com/story/saline-co-woman-raises-money-to-build-accessible-park/d/story/3dw3Ep1wtE26QfzZUKbFIQ

Sept. 19, 2013

Central Arkansas Planning and Development approve a $124,700 grant from General Improvement Funds to go towards efforts to build "The Crossing at Angel Court."

Aug. 30, 2013

Saline County officially turns in a grant application to Arkansas Parks and Tourism 50/50 Matching Grant.

June 18, 2013

Saline County Quorum Court unanimously approves a resolution to proceed with a grant application to the Arkansas State Parks Outdoor Recreation 50/50 Matching Grant program. See that Resolution here.

May 22, 2013

Four area church youth groups volunteered to help clean up storm debris on the property. Over 100 volunteers worked from 5-8. Those churches included East Union Missionary Baptist, East End Baptist, Springlake Church of the Nazarene and Trinity Baptist Church. Thank you for your hard work. State Senator Jeremy Hutchinson and State Rep. Andy Mayberry grilled hot dogs for the crowd.

 

 

 

 

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