Stanhope is replacing its old playground with a new structure that will more accessible.

Algonquin Highlands council approved a design with ramps so children with wheelchairs can have fun.

Mayor Carol Moffatt says making township facilities more accessible is one of council’s major goals.

Three companies submitted bids for the project and Moffatt says council made its decision after residents made their thoughts known.

The cost of the new playground will be $61,608.46, and Ottawa will be kicking in $43,875 with the township covering the rest, which is included in the budget.

There is no word on when construction will begin.

The new playground will replace the current structure.