Sweden cuts ribbon on new playground

By on November 5, 2018
Pictured from left to right are Sweden Supervisor Kevin Johnson, Deputy Supervisor Robert Muesebeck, Councilperson Patricia Hayles, Senator Rob Ortt, Councilperson Lori Skoog and Sweden Community Foundation member Jack Milner.

Pictured from left to right are Sweden Supervisor Kevin Johnson, Deputy Supervisor Robert Muesebeck, Councilperson Patricia Hayles, Senator Rob Ortt, Councilperson Lori Skoog and Sweden Community Foundation member Jack Milner.

The Town of Sweden welcomed Senator Rob Ortt to its new inclusive playground at Sweden Town Park on October 26. The Senator was instrumental in securing a $250,000 grant to make the playground a reality. The Town was also assisted in its efforts by the Sweden Community Foundation.

The playground has features that allows children in wheelchairs to participate actively: a glider and merry-go-round accommodate wheelchairs as do the ramps that lead into the center of activity. Children who enjoy sensory stimulation will also find a variety of outdoor instruments to engage them.

The playground is not officially open for play yet as the safety surface has not been poured. Inclement weather has delayed the pouring. The Town expects to be able to complete the project in the next week.

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