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Norwood, NY is the nucleus of our community and the meeting place for those all over St. Lawrence County. Our playground is in the Village Green which hosts outdoor concerts, a Memorial Day ceremony, 4th of July parade, farmers markets, fall festivals and much more. On an average afternoon you can find families congregating on the beautiful lawn and enjoying the small play structure in the park with a picnic or ice cream cone. You may even meet 6-year-old Taygen who is unable to walk without assistance or 5-year-old Aiden who is wheelchair-bound. Unfortunately, the playground is not accessible to all. Our village is home to many children like Taygen and Aiden who are unable to utilize the playground due to a restrictive rubber mulch that doesn’t allow the use of wheelchairs or assistive walkers. The play structure is also accessed by multi-level stairs making it difficult for many to access the slides. Thanks to Village officials, local organizations and our community, we have raised money for over a year to provide a more accessible area so everyone in the community can enjoy the playground regardless of physical ability. We have been fortunate enough to purchase an inclusive swing and spring rider; resulting in tons of smiles and giggles already! We have a big plan and lots of work ahead of us. However, we have a committed Village for upkeep and an amazing community to make this purchase a reality eventually for the many wonderful children in our expansive community!
Norwood, NY, USA
Norwood Kiwanis Club
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