To build an inspirational, all-accessible, all-inclusive barrier free playground/outdoor space at The Joan of Arc complex that is for children, and families of any age and ability. Our goal is to provide a vibrant common ground to enrich social skills through play, create friendships for a lifetime and promote the philosophy that children learn by doing.
In keeping with Manhattan School for Children’s mission, we envision the playground as a platform for students of different physical abilities to come together to celebrate multiple ways of knowing the world and each other. Our hope is to foster life lessons that cannot be taught out of a textbook but rather experienced firsthand and with the heart. Inspired by the work of Imagination Playgrounds and The Highline we envision to create, progressive outdoor space that challenges the perception of what a playground can be and do.