Pictured are Kelly Meadows, Stay and Play Project Coordinator and Rebecca Patterson of the Kiwanis Club. The expansion of a playground designed for special needs students at Little Cypress Intermediate recently got a $600 boost from the Kiwanis Club of Orange.

The Stay and Play Recreational Area, the first fully inclusive playground in the area, is currently a 40×40 foot area for both safety and comfort of special needs students. The expansion will add an additional 16 feet of play area and will allow for a raised grass pad level with a rubberized cushioned surface creating a smooth transition for wheelchairs and walkers. 

Expansion plans also include adding a picnic table and a Triple Shootout basketball activity to the area. 

Kelly Meadows, Director of Health Services for the LCM school district and Stay and Play Project Coordinator, thanked the Kiwanis Club and other area organizations, businesses, and supporters. 

“We believe we will soon see our dream of having a place where all children can play become a reality,” Meadows said. “Together we can make a difference in the lives of the children and families of our community.”

Only one more piece of equipment needs to be purchased before the expansion of the Stay and Play Recreational Area can begin.  To donate to the Stay and Play project, contact Kelly Meadows at kmeadows@lcmcisd.org.

Pictured are Kelly Meadows, Stay and Play Project Coordinator, and Rebecca Patterson of the Kiwanis Club.