The William Floyd School District recently celebrated the official ribbon cutting of the brand new, state-of-the-art fully adaptive, wheelchair-accessible playground, a new resource available for the entire community to use and enjoy. This playground, part of the capital project overwhelmingly approved by voters in October 2017, is the first of several completed projects to be showcased to the community in the coming months. It is centrally-located at Nathaniel Woodhull Elementary School.
“This playground will provide all children, no matter their ability level, with the same opportunity to play,” said Kevin M. Coster, Superintendent of Schools, William Floyd School District, addressing employees from across the district, a representative from the Special Education PTO and approximately 140 students patiently waiting to use the playground. “In addition to the wheelchair accessible surfacing, it provides swings with harnesses, which can be used therapeutically, auditory and sensory stations, and so much more.”
Mr. Coster expressed his thanks to the residents for supporting the capital project and to the Board of Education for their work in bringing this project to the community. He also expressed gratitude toward Debbie Metz, the Commissioner of Kyle Sports for Special Needs, for her invaluable input in selecting this equipment. She has been also instrumental in working with the Town of Brookhaven to bring the Kyle Sports for Special Needs adaptive playground to Moriches Athletic Complex.
“I want to thank the community for its support because without that, today is not going to happen,” said Robert Vecchio, President, William Floyd Board of Education. “Our community is worth investing in; it’s important that our families realize there are resources in and around this community for our kids — and kids of all needs and all ages — to enjoy a little play time.”
See below for a brief video clip of children playing on the adaptive playground!