‘Empowerment Park’ Opens to Visually-Impaired Students

CLEVELAND–A renovated playground opened up Thursday for the visually-impaired in Cleveland.

The unique playground will help empower the young students at the Cleveland Sight Center.

“We are very, very pleased to welcome you here today to this beautiful, beautiful empowerment park,” said Sylvia Snyder of the Cleveland Sight Center.

The park includes a climbing igloo, a circular area which will be used as a small outdoor classroom, and you can’t miss the massive playset.

“Gives them an opportunity to stretch, to run and to climb and to experience what other children with sight experience. Half of the children we have here are sighted and the other half have a vision impairment or blind and it’s an important social experience as well as growth motor experience for them to play on the playground,” Snyder said.

The park renovation cost $200,000.