BRIDGEPORT - The Bridgeport mother of a special-needs child who died of health problems finally won a pledge from city officials today to help her build a special-needs park in his honor.

Isabell Richardson led a group meeting with city officials to discuss the project. She wants to build the special-needs playground in Beardsly Park in memory of her son A.J., who died of many different health problems in 2008.

Bridegport leaders promised to help Richardson get the $400,000 project built through grants and other funding.

City officials say they hope to get the park built in a year or two.