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New All-Inclusive Accessible Playground at Broadmoor School

The Deepwood Foundation, in partnership with the Lake County Board of Developmental Disabilities/Deepwood, celebrated the opening of the Clark Family Activity and Learning Center on September 28, 2021. The All-Inclusive Accessible Playground is located at Broadmoor School, 8090 Broadmoor Road in Mentor, Ohio.

The playground is available for all individuals with developmental disabilities who are eligible for services through the county board. Development consists of three phases; the initial two phases are now complete. Construction of Phase 3, planned to be a calming place with activities such as bocce, shuffleboard, swings, and picnic shelters for older students and adults, will begin in Spring 2022. 

Outdoor play stimulates speech, cognition, gross motor skills, fine motor skills and social skills more efficiently than any other method of instruction. The play space will also promote self-empowerment and imaginative play for all kids, while allowing children who have disabilities to play safely alongside their peers.

The following sponsors and donors helped make this dream a reality: David and Jacquie Clark Family Fund; MDRT Foundation; honoring Bill Robertson; Susan Petrosky; Menasha Foundation – ORBIS; Elfie Roman; Lantern Fund; Marous Brothers Construction; Mentor Rotary; Laketran; Scott & Kathleen Thompson; Quota of Lake County; The K Company, Broadmoor LEEP Program – Class of 2020-2021 and the families of Patricia Kunkle  and Kevin Dorr.

Click below to read more details about the ribbon-cutting ceremony and remarks from our community members who helped make this possible.

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