A! Magazine for the Arts

'Narnia' Braille Trail Opens in Kingsport

April 20, 2009

*** Published: April 14, 2009 on TriCities.com.***

KINGSPORT, TN -- Today, we got a look at The Lion's Club's Narnia Braille Trail.

It's the second phase of Darrell's Dream Boundless Playground at Warrior's Path State Park in Kingsport.

The new addition is a Braille trail that surrounds the existing playground.

It features eight sensory stations telling a story based on "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" fantasy by C.S. Lewis.

The playground, along with today's new addition, is a place where children of all abilities can enjoy nature.

"We think it's important to...remove barriers for people who are blind and vision impaired and to remove those barriers so they can play right alongside and learn from one another and their friends," said local Lion's Club President Doug Haseltine.

The additions at the boundless playground don't end with the Narnia Braille Trail.

A tree house will open this fall. It will be accessible to children with and without disabilities.

To see a video of the trail CLICK HERE.