Built in 1987, the Carousel House has regularly served more than 600 people with physical or intellectual disabilities. Offerings included but not limited to accessible programming like music therapy; adaptive swimming, with an indoor pool outfitted with a rising floor so that people who use wheelchairs can swim; and hosted national wheelchair basketball tournaments for almost 40 years. Philadelphia Parks and Recreation is tearing down the Carousel House, the only recreation center dedicated to people with disabilities, due to disrepair over the years. Their plan is to build a more general recreation center with an indoor track and to relocate accessible programming to other facilities across the city. I would like to see the Carousel House repaired and fully funded so that not only my child with special needs, but others can partake in accessible activities and programming that takes into consideration their strengths and challenges. The Carousel House is the only one of its kind in the city of Philadelphia and deserves to be restored and fully funded. Our loved ones deserve a place where they can be themselves and build lasting friendships without fear of discrimination.