A butterfly gong is among the new musical equipment that has been installed at Lions Park in West Liberty. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
The Logan County Board of Developmental Disabilities continues to provide opportunities for children of all abilities to play together, including through the recent donation of inclusive and accessible musical equipment to West Liberty Lions Park.
“The activity panels have been installed and almost immediately children were using them. They have been installed so all children can access them easily,” said Nancy McGuire, Lions Club Park board chair.
The LCBDD expressed appreciation for the conscientious effort of the members of the West Liberty Lions Club made to install the equipment.
An accessible melody metallophone, butterfly gong and flower chimes are the first pieces of equipment welcoming people to the park.
The inclusive effort to place the musical equipment around the concrete pad the Lion sits upon connects to the shelter house. This location will allow both children and the adults supporting the children to move easily from concrete to concrete, providing a smooth barrier-free location for play.
Over the years, the LCBDD’s Community Inclusion Goal began with the creation of the Come Play at the Peak Park in Bellefontaine and was followed by the Come Play at the Lake Park on Fox Island.
Representatives noted that the LCBDD wants to support any group interested in creating playgrounds in Logan County that are accessible to all children of all abilities.
The Logan County Board of Developmental Disabilities serves 581 people of all ages in Logan County. The LCBDD’s mission is to support services that inspire and assist people with developmental disabilities to become contributing and valued members of their community. The organization offers valuable services to people from birth through the end of life, including: service coordination, case management, provider support, early intervention, preschool, school age services, recreational activities, Special Olympics programs and advocacy training.
For more information about Logan County Board of Developmental Disabilities, visit www.logancbdd.org.