<p>Mary Alice Reporting:

(Wednesday, December 12th) New Philadelphia, Ohio – A local park will have a new feature thanks to funding approval from the Rainbow Connection.

The money from the non-profit organization will pay for the construction of a handicap fishing pier at the Tuscora Park pond.

Rainbow Connection Executive Director Carmel Haueter believes that everyone should have the same access in a community place.

“This is going to be wheelchair accessible, it’s going to be really easy to access this pier, and of course, the railing is going to make it very safe, whether you’re on a walker or wheelchair.”

Construction cost is $14,880 for the fishing pier on the Maloney Drive side of the pond.

Haueter adds that a construction timeline will be determined once the engineering plans are completed.

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