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Broome County Opens Handicapped Accessible Playground

Town of Dickinson, NY – Broome County Executive Debbie Preston is pleased to announce the opening of a brand new handicapped accessible playground at Otsiningo Park in the Town of Dickinson.

“We want to thank the Binghamton Rotary and the Adopt a Park program for raising $15,000 to pay for this addition to our playground,” says Broome County Executive Debbie Preston.  “This will allow all children in our area to have fun, regardless of ability.”

 

“All children are able to play together,” says Dani Cronce, from Adopt a Park.  “I felt it was necessary to make sure all children were able to have a place to go where they could all interact, regardless of their condition or abilities.”

 

The playground was built right next to the current playground at the park.

 

The Binghamton Rotary raised the money to purchase the equipment and Broome County installed the playground.

 

“We were thrilled to work with the County to provide handicapped children a place to go and play just like all the other children,” says George Cummings, president of the Binghamton Rotary Club.  “This project fits in with the guiding principles of Rotary which include service, fellowship, diversity, integrity and leadership.”

 

“This new playground is a great addition to the County park system,” says Director of Parks, Recreation and Youth Service Art Garrison.  “We hope that it will be enjoyed not just by the residents of Broome County, but that it becomes a destination for people visiting our community.”

 

The playground opens just in time for the second annual Wishes Walk and Autism Awareness Fair which will be Friday, June 20th from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Otsiningo Park.  The event raises money to install handicapped accessible playground equipment at other parks in our area.

 

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06/19/2014 - 12:09pm