PUBLISHED IN The ORLANDO SENTINEL - June 7, 2014

 

Proud of Thornby

 

The article "Playground will offer fun for kids of many abilities" in Thursday's Sentinel states that the playground at Young Pine Community Park will be Central Florida's first inclusive playground.

 

The playground at Thornby Park in West Volusia Countywas Volusia's only "boundless" playground when it opened in 2011.

 

The nearly 40-acre Thornby property on the St. Johns River was once slated to become a condominium development, until local citizens rallied to save it from a drastic land-use change.

 

The result is a beautiful and popular playground that eliminates barriers for children with all kinds of disabilities: physical, sensory, cognitive and developmental. We in Volusia, which is certainly part of Central Florida, are justly proud of our park and playground at Thornby.

 

Sandra Walters Enterprise