Kingston: Handicap Accessible Playground to be Built

The Kingston Community Preservation Committee approved the town’s first fully handicap accessible playground.
Teachers assistant Debbie Grace works with children with disabilities at the Kingston Elementary School.
Grace said she has been raising money by taking donations for the playground which will be built at the Kingston Elementary School and costs $150,000.

“We have raised about $45,000 so far, $27,000 of that was grant money. One by the town of Kingston and another was a special education grant. The other money has been from private funding. We received $10,000 from the Jonathan Rizzo foundation and the rest have been from parents and grandparents and alumni of the program who see the need for this,” said Grace.

Kingston Community Preservation Community member Susan Boyar tells WATD that this type of playground is needed for the community.

“The playground is huge. I was actually shocked that there was not an ADA playground between Hanover and Barnstable. I thought that was pretty surprising. The role models and the special needs kids are together and I think she made an excellent point about playgrounds not being integrated so the kids can not play together and form relationships. I think its a huge important thing for them to do,” said Boyar.

To learn more about the progress of the playground please visit their Facebook page titled, “Do you want to build a playground.”

Computer drawing of the Handicap accessible playground to be built at Kingston Elementary School.

Computer drawing of the Handicap accessible playground to be built at Kingston Elementary School.

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