Staten Island’s Wolfe’s Pond Park To Receive Developmental Disabilities-Friendly Interactive Playground, “Field Of Dreams”


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


BP Vito Fossella

The Office of the Borough President has a responsibility to advocate for the entire Borough of Staten Island and all its residents, and represents the Borough's interests within City government. The Borough President communicates directly with the Mayor and the City Council to emphasize Staten Island’s budget priorities. In addition, the Borough President is responsible for reviewing major land use decisions and proposing sites for city facilities within the Borough. As the chair of the Borough Board, the Borough President leads Staten Island’s City Council delegation and Community Board chairs in the process of reviewing and approving the transfer of public properties to private use. The Borough President’s Office houses the Borough's Topographical Bureau, which maintains the borough’s official maps and assigns street addresses. The Borough President monitors the delivery of city services on Staten Island, and acts as a liaison between residents and city agencies when problems arise to devise solutions. The Borough President is also responsible for appointing one member to the Panel for Educational Policy and one member to the City Planning Commission, as well as some 150 members to Staten Island’s three community boards.

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