ATD Plans Two All-Access Playgrounds - Tire Review Magazine

ATD Plans Two All-Access Playgrounds

American Tire Distributors is throwing its support nationally behind the construction of disability-access playgrounds.

Announced at ATD’s recent Tire Pros dealer meeting, the distributor plans to open two "Tread Town" playgrounds this year, one in Jackson, Miss., and another in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Each playground costs some $75,000-$100,000 each to build, and ATD said it would use funds it raises from its annual charity golf event to fund the effort.

The playgrounds are constructed under the guidance of Boundless Playgrounds, a national non-profit organization that promotes inclusive play opportunities. Playgrounds are designed for access – including wheelchair ramps – fitness, and education.

The first ATD Tread Town opened last year in the distributor’s hometown of Huntersville, N.C. While ATD did not say how many such playgrounds it intends to support, it is working with its Tire Pros dealers and customers to determine cooperative opportunities.

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