BP Fossella to Announce Funding for a “Field of Dreams” for Staten Island’s Children with Disabilities at Wolfe’s Pond Park
The allocation will be used to design a fully accessible play area for children with developmental disabilities.
Staten Island, NY – Borough President Vito J. Fossella is announcing a funding allocation to Wolfe’s Pond Park at a press conference on Monday, November 27, at 12:00 PM.
With this funding, the New York City Parks Department will design and construct a “Field of Dreams” inspired by RWJBarnabas Health’s Field of Dreams, a specially equipped playground for children with special needs. The existing park, located in Toms River, New Jersey, features multiple sports facilities, an all-inclusive playground, stations for physical therapy and a quiet corner.
Borough President Fossella is allocating $7 million in capital grant funding to design an accessible “Field of Dreams” at Wolfe’s Pond Park for Staten Island’s children with disabilities. The new facility at Wolfe’s Pond Park is intended to feature all-inclusive and accessible equipment to allow children of all abilities to enjoy it.
We hope that, with the construction of this “Field of Dreams”, children at all levels of ability can get that keen sense of joy out of enjoying the facilities to their fullest extent.
Banner Image: Child at playground. Image Credit – Johnny Cohen