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People: 'Whirlwind on Wheels' crusaded to make trails, parks accessible to all

Original post made on Jun 21, 2011

Friends and admirers of Phyllis Cangemi will gather Saturday, July 14, to celebrate the life and work of the small, passionate, determined woman who overcame her own disability to help make nature, parks and open spaces in San Mateo County, California, and around the world accessible to others with disabilities.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, July 11, 2007, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Save Flood Park, a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jun 21, 2011 at 9:20 pm

During the 1980's Phyllis Cangemi, a disabled woman led the effort for Flood Park to become an international model for what could be accomplished to establish a park friendly to disabled people. San Mateo County spent $800,000 on the renovation as restrooms, water fountains, swings and benches were adjusted to accommodate the disabled and paths created so wheelchairs could easily reach sandboxes and grassy areas.

Fast forward to 2011 and Flood Park is being considered for closure by San Mateo County, being offered to Menlo Park for city use as an option.

In the spirit of Phyllis Cangemi, let us step forward and not allow her dream and work die with her.


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