Park board shares vision for ADA park in Bessemer


June 22, 2019

Tom LaVenture / Daily Globe

Bessemer City Council Member Terry Kryshak, left, asks questions of the Bessemer Parks and Recreation Board at a Friday meeting in a remote area of Bluff Valley Park to discuss a future area accessible to people with physical disabilities. Others involved, from left, are Ron Zaleski, board president, members Marlene Zaleski and Cheryl Olsen, and Charly Loper, Bessemer city manager. Member Kathy Billie was not present.

BESSEMER - The Bessemer Parks and Recreation Board on Friday met at a remote area of Bluff Valley Park to discuss a disability accessible vision for an undeveloped area.

The area is across Kallander creek from the outfield fence of the Little League field to the east, and the walking path from the State Street location to the west. A long term vision would be to create a nature observation point that would comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

"We didn't even know what we had here two years ago, and then we started talking about it," said Ron Zaleski, board president. "It's anoth...

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