New playground opens for those with special needs

MILTON, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Several town residents along with Assemblyman Jim Tedisco gathered at the Burgess-Kimball Memorial Park Tuesday for the unveiling of a playground specially built for children with disabilities.

There were lines of parents standing with their children eager to check out the new playground.

It is the first of its kind in Saratoga County.

Instead of dirt on the ground, there is special rubber surfacing to increase safety and accessibility.

There are your usual swings, slides, and rock climbing wall as well that will give families a chance to spend quality time with their small ones.

All these features allow for a more personal relationship between children and their caregivers.

One parent says she’s thrilled to finally have a place where she can bring her three-year old son to be himself.

“He could get familiar with children that have disabilities and could have a better understanding of how other children like him could play,” parent Heather Heath told News10.

This playground is named after Suzanne Lyall, the young teen who went missing 17 years ago.

Her parents have turned their tragedy into something positive all Capital Region families can enjoy.

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