Wheelchair accessible chess tables come to Bettendorf

Fully-accessible chess tables added to two parks

By Morgan Briesmaster | mbriesmaster@whbf.com

Published 07/31 2015 05:52PM

Updated 07/31 2015 05:52PM

A gift from a father and son will make it easier to play mind games in Bettendorf.
 
They built two chess tables for parks in Bettendorf and the tables are wheelchair accessible.
 
Brad Beyer came up with the idea and design. His father uses a wheelchair.
 
Bettendorf held a dedication ceremony this morning.
 
The city's parks director says the tables are a great addition.
 
"It's a great developer for critical thinking, for youth and any age group can enjoy it," said Steve Grimes, the Bettendorf Parks and Recreation director. "So we were very excited about the concept and bringing ideas like that forward by the community is an exciting thing for us to see."
 
One table was installed at the middle park lagoon shelter. The other at the veterans memorial park shelter.

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