Kylie, other children left out of fun without park accessibility features

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — The past four years, Nicole Ramirez has faced challenges raising her children, including her little girl Kylie, who suffers from cerebral palsy.

Kylie’s condition prevents her from being able to walk or even talk, making a day at the playground with her family difficult.

“When I bring my other children, she is left out, there is not much to do,” Ramirez said Monday.

Recently, Ramirez discovered Central Park at Mill Creek’s playground, which includes wheelchair accessible ramps and even a handicap swing.

“It makes me feel so amazing to see her so happy.” Ramirez said.

Bakersfield parks representative Ken Trone said the city has a rehab program that includes upgrading accessibility features at about two or three of the city parks each year.