|by Bonyen Lee|
photo by Chris Coffey
Published Jul 14, 2007
There's one more safe place for children to play, thanks to a $60,000 'Little Hands' grant from Allstate Insurance Company.
Volunteers built a new playground at J.P. Riley park. The Injury Free Coalition for Kids out of Golisano Children's Hospital received the money. Doctors from Strong volunteered their time Saturday.
The new play equipment replaced play parts that were more than 30 years old.
Doctor Anne Brayer is a pediatric emergency doctor. She wrote the grant when she noticed a need among children who hurt themselves because of bad play equipment or because of a lack of play areas.
"It's a safe place for kids to congregate, Dr. Brayer said. "It allows them to play outside, which is much more healthy for them than being indoors all the time. It's a great place for families to come and congregate - there will be benches for parents and a place for them to interact with their kids as well."
The playground also features a brand new basketball court.
For more information on the Injury Free Coalition for Kids, click on the link below.