Terina Sprague, 34, was taking in the Rose Parade from a section set aside for people with disabilities. Sprague, who is in a wheelchair, had applied for — and received — free tickets for the reserved sections.
Brianne Ernst, a Tournament of Roses volunteer, said the city provides seating for people with disabilities on a first come, first served basis in three places along the parade route. One section is in front of the Paseo on Colorado Boulevard, where the vision- and hearing-impaired usually sit. There, they can also find interpreters. Another section is on Colorado Boulevard and St. John Avenue, and a third is near the end of the parade route.
Though Sprague scored free tickets for great seating at the parade, she and her mother still had to pay for expensive parking. But it’s a fair price to pay, they said, to kick off 2019 in style.