Being developed by the Cincinnati Recreation Commission (CRC), the LeBlond Regional RecPlex is envisioned as a state-of-the-art, fully inclusive and accessible indoor and outdoor recreation area that can be enjoyed by people with or without disabilities.
The project's first phase, estimated to cost $775,000, will include:
- A fitness room expansion and new equipment, much of which will be adapted for people who use wheelchairs or have mobility impairments;
- An inclusive playground that will include electronic sensory components, double-wide ramping, slides and swings, climbing elements, musical instrument instruction, interactive panels, a rubber safety surface, and seating areas;
- A multi-sports court for adapted sports, including basketball, football, tennis, volleyball and shuffleboard;
- An outdoor shelter that can accommodate approximately 40 people; and
- A half-mile fitness trail loop that will connect to the Ohio River Trail and will include accessible workout equipment.
The Cincinnati Recreation Foundation is accepting tax-deductible donations for the facility. Donations can be made online, or send your check or money order to the Cincinnati Recreation Foundation; 805 Central Ave, Suite 800; Cincinnati, OH 45202.
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