Capital Improvement Projects
We are currently seeking donations for two capital improvement projects: the interactive accessible Playground and the Sensory Gym. (Link to Donate Page)
Interactive Accessible Playground
College View’s current playground aims to meet the gross motor, recreational and social communication needs of our 72 students with moderate to severe disabilities.
We currently have a large play structure designed for ages 2-5 set atop rubberized safety surfacing. In addition to this structure, a winding path and grassy, park like setting is designated for our younger aged students (preschool through grades 3 or 4.)
In our larger playground area, we have two shade structures, four swings and one slide structure surrounded by ample space to walk or ride tricycles. This area is designated for our students in our upper elementary, middle school, high school, and young adult programs. Often upwards of 40 students can be in this area at one time.
Between these two areas is a fenced space in which there are no activities and no equipment.
In development is a new plan to improve the interaction and engagement of our students on the playground. We wish to improve our current playgrounds so as to implement a new highly effective gross motor, recreational and social communication program and by doing so better serve our student’s needs in this area. We plan to utilize two of our current spaces to create interactive play events throughout the space that will capture imagination and attention of our students. In addition, we wish to add an accessible above ground structure to create both a more challenging physical space for all students and a more interactive space where students can find innovations with the structure as well as with their peers.
This new playground would include features like:
-Interactive panels at varying heights accessible to students learning to crawl or roll and others seated in wheelchairs
-Ramped decks leading to interactive panels, bridges and other play events
-Raised tables where students can interact with sand, water and other sensory stimulating activities
-Specialized rubber covering to protect students moving on the ground
-Canopy to provide shade especially during the heat of summer
-Benches and a protective border.
Fundraising goal: (Project Planning Underway)
With our specialized sensory stimulating equipment, we are able to meet the needs of our students whose sensory systems are affected by their disability making it difficult for them for control their movements and reactions to noise and stimulation.
Our existing equipment includes:
-Remove a temporary wall
-Relocate light fixtures and wiring
-Relocate swing bracket on to a barring beam
-Build storage and work areas
-New furniture and cabinets.
Fundraising goal: Project Planning Underway
1700 E. Mountain St., Glendale, CA 91207