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Papago Park in Phoenix introduces ADA-approved fishing dock

Oct 1, 2022, 12:00 PM

(Facebook photo/City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department)...

(Facebook photo/City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department)

(Facebook photo/City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department)

PHOENIX — Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department and city councilman Sal DiCiccio introduced a new fishing dock approved for guidelines set by the Americans with Disabilities Act at Papago Park.

The dock was unveiled at the park on Thursday and is the first dock on the site approved by the ADA.

“Fishing is a great pastime that any person, of any ability, should have access to,” DiCiccio said in the press release.

With unstable dirt and slopes that make it difficult to access certain docks on the park, having an ADA-approved space provides inclusivity for a much wider portion of the public.

“This unique dock is a big step forward in our goal to achieve equality throughout the department,” Parks and Recreation Department Director Cynthia Aguilar said.

The dock is located on the largest pond in the park and has access from a nearby bus stop ramp.

Veteran’s group The Mission Continues assisted the Parks and Recreation Department in building the dock.

Papago Park is located north of the main entrance to the Phoenix Zoo.

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Papago Park in Phoenix introduces ADA-approved fishing dock