A group of Smith School students volunteered at Stewart Park September 14 to participate in the construction of a new playground.
The project is being led by the Friends of Stewart Park, a public nonprofit organization formed in 2011, and aims to enhance the park as a welcoming space for families and children of all ages. The plan was designed by three local playground design firms through collaboration with accessibility professionals and advocates to provide a fun and inclusive place that all children can enjoy.
The construction was largely carried out by a team of volunteers from the community. When the opportunity arose, a number of Smith School faculty and students eagerly agreed to help. Six Turning Point High School students worked hard to assist in the construction of the beautiful new facility.
“I felt that it was important to involve our students, so they could experience the fact that they have skills to contribute to their community and potentially build some connections with a broader circle of the community’s members,” said Doug Luce, a Turning Point instructor who participated in the construction.
Phase I of construction has been completed with Phase II planned for Spring 2019.