Town officials, Harborfields Central School District representatives and members of the Greenlawn Civic Association formally opened an accessible playground Saturday.
The playground offers children between 2 and 12 a diverse array of equipment, including slides, riders, play panels, swings, and climbers. Special inclusive elements include a cushioned, rubberized surface, accessible swings, double-wide wheelchair ramps, a feature specifically designed for children with sensory sensitivities, a rocking element that can accommodate both wheelchairs and seated children, and a new accessible walkway that connects the playground to nearby streets.
The playground takes up a section of Library Park, also known as Pickle Park, behind the Harborfields Public Library. The school district owns the site, but the park is leased to the Town, which provides maintenance for the site.
“This community playground will be a place where children of all physical abilities can play side by side, learning, experiencing joy and, of course, growing together,” Supervisor Chad Lupinacci said at the ribbon-cutting.