The Sudbury Public Schools elementary school playgrounds are outdated. The surfaces are not up to Massachusetts Architectural Access Board (MAAB) standards, and much of the equipment is not ADA compliant and nearing end-of-life. In order to provide a safe, accessible play environment for our children to grow and thrive, we need to do some updating.
The playgrounds are a wonderful town asset. We believe that there will be elements of the playgrounds which can serve our school children during the school year, and also a wider community in the summer and during non-school hours.
Luckily, because of the nature of playgrounds as a place for congregating, exploring, and exercising, we have a unique opportunity to make these playgrounds appealing to not just students, but to a wider community of all ages. Accessible surfaces for a student with a mobility device are also impact-friendly surfaces for an older person with knee and hip issues. Shade and tables can not only provide respite for children at play, but can also serve as a congregation point for caregivers and an outdoor meeting place for all citizens. All individuals and families in Sudbury will have the opportunity to benefit physically, socially, and emotionally from this project.
Recreation for ALL
Every child and their family deserves equal access to their neighborhood school playground.
Poured-in-Place rubber surfacing.
ADA compliant playstructures.
Utilization of existing young features.
Orange walking track around the perimeter.