Rock climbing wall to be installed at downtown Phoenix park

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX (AP) -- A 30-by-100 foot rock-climbing wall featured at the Super Bowl block party will be permanently installed at a Phoenix park.

City officials say the wall known as the "Grand Canyon Experience" bolsters efforts to make Margaret T. Hance Park an iconic downtown landmark.

The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee donated the wall to the city after the game for its residents to use.

Built to resemble the canyon's sandstone South Rim, the rock-climbing wall features a waterfall to symbolize the Colorado River.

The wall will be operated by the non-profit Hance Park Conservancy.

Phoenix is expected to negotiate an agreement that will determine climbing fees and operating hours.

The city will hire an engineer to install the wall and make it accessible for residents with disabilities.

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