BCS Advantage Magazine Winter 2017 - Page 20

Field of Dreams By Jill Frayne, Fairview Elementary Parent The Fairview Elementary School “Field of Dreams” playground renovation started with the idea that every child, regardless of physical ability, should be free to experience the thrill of playground play in a safe, inclusive environment. We have worked to grade over three acres of hilly landscape, build over ½ mile of wheelchair accessible asphalt pathway, and install specialized inclusive equipment to complete the first two phases of this project. The joy of seeing and hearing kids on the new playground for the first time was overwhelming. This has been one of the greatest experiences I can remember! We are working on our next phase by raising money for seamless surfacing, as well as multi- sensory installations of accessible outdoor musical equipment and native gardens. 18