The project was originally announced in 2019, but plans have been put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
BUFFALO, NY – New York State Senator Sean Ryan and representatives from Preservation Buffalo Niagara on Saturday unveiled designs for a new playground in the village of Elmwood in Buffalo.
The project was originally announced in 2019, but plans have been put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Senator Ryan, the construction of the playground will be primarily funded by a state grant of $ 100,000.
The playground, designed by KOMPAN Playgrounds, will be built at the Presbyterian Church on Lafayette Avenue and will be the only one within a half-mile radius.
Current plans for the playground include an obstacle course, an elevated playhouse with an accessible slide and staircase, as well as multiple ground-level activities. The playground will also offer several activities for imaginative play and will rest on a colorful rubber surface.
According to Ryan’s office, the playground equipment is designed to enhance “physical, cognitive, creative and social development.”
“This playground will be a great place for kids of all ages to have fun and exercise, and we hope it becomes a popular gathering place for families in Elmwood Village,” said Ryan. . “As we come out of the pandemic and life begins to return to normal, I am delighted to see this project move forward again. I can’t wait to see the finished product.”
Ryan is hoping the playground will open next year before Memorial Day.