Stay and Play

Little Cypress Intermediate would like to invite families in Orange County with special needs children to visit Stay and Play on Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., or if it’s raining in the morning, they will try again from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. the same day, LCM CISD Community Relations Coordinator Sherry Combs said in a release.

Photo courtesy of Little Cypress Intermediate School

This summer, the Texas Action for Healthy Kids recognized the Little Cypress Intermediate School as a “school of success” for their new inclusive playground Stay and Play.

The recognition was based off their year-end report, submitted in a grant to fundraise for Stay and Play.

The playground is handicap accessible and includes components for autistic children and a rubberized cushioned surface.

Kelly Meadows, Stay and Play coordinator, and Rebecca Patterson, Kiwanis

The expansion of a playground designed for special needs students at Little Cypress Intermediate recently got a $600 boost from the Kiwanis Club of Orange, Texas.

The Stay and Play Recreational Area, a fully inclusive playground, is currently a 40x40 foot area for both safety and comfort of special needs students. The expansion will add an additional 16 feet of play area and will allow for a raised grass pad level with a rubberized cushioned surface, creating a smooth transition for wheelchairs and walkers.