Mount Merrill Handicap Accessible Playground

A playground built in honor of George Merrill Davis III, who died in 2012 after a car crash. To everyone, he was known as Merrill, a man who worked the counter at the family business, Stone Brothers & Byrd Inc. The playground is different from others because of how it was designed. It’s handicap accessible. Designers worked really hard to make sure anyone in a wheelchair could come up. … “We wanted something everybody would have access to”. 

As Lee Ann Tilley, president of the Durham Central Park Board of Directors said,  “It’s just going to be a children’s magnet.” Merrill’s mother, Tamela Davis said  “It’s a living tribute to my son.” Merrill loved little children.“I think he is smiling, and loving that this park is going to bring so much joy to children”.


501 Foster street durham, NC 27701

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