The New Hyde Park-Garden City Park Union Free School District hosted a ribbon cutting to celebrate the grand opening of Manor Oaks School’s new inclusive playground on Nov. 9.
The playground – which is in the school’s colors, red, yellow, black and white – was built to allow children of all ages and abilities to play together. It is wheelchair accessible; surrounded by soft grass turf; and promotes physical, cognitive, sensory and social skills.
At the ribbon cutting ceremony, fifth grader Zachary Cardoz thanked all those who helped make the playground a possibility. Along with Principal Jane Ruthkowski, he passed out student-made “thank you” cards.
Student Council President Lucas Fernandez assisted in cutting the ribbon. Once the ribbon was cut, the students in attendance excitedly explored their new playground.