ADA-Friendly Playground Opens in Long Beach

A Long Beach Unified elementary school is now home to a playground that accommodates children with disabilities.

George Washington Carver Elementary School unveiled their new playground this week, where a large number of students currently rely on wheelchairs, walkers or artificial limbs for mobility, according to Carver Playground Build.

The Carver Playground Committee, comprised of 14 parents and educators, raised money through donations, grants, selling sponsored bricks, and holding a casino night. A total of $160,000 was needed to build the facility.

A number of businesses helped sponsor the playground, including the Los Angeles Lakers, The Queen Mary, jetBlue, and former L.A. County Supervisor Don Knabe, who was present for the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Read more about the opening of the playground at The LB Post.

Photo courtesy of Facebook/CarverPlayground.


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Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 19:15

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District Superintendent will be getting a nice bonus.

In a unanimous vote, the Board voted this week to give Superintendent Fred Navarro a $34,450 bonus.