Mayville's parks are well maintaned but many are located on the outskirts of town, requiring children to cross or play in close proximity to major roads. Our most populous city district is the heart of the city where our school's playgrounds become the closest and safest place to play.
Additionally, our community needs play scapes suitable for all abilities and ages. This will enable our teens to have a safe outlet, families to congregate in a healthy way and it support the needs of our physically and cognitively impaired community members.
MAYVILLE NEEDS ACCESSIBLE PLAY…..
- Play is important - Cognitive, Physical, Social
Albert Einstein said that, “Play is the highest form of research.”
- Recess affects the school day
Research has shown that, "One of the best predictors of whether kids feel happy in school is whether they feel comfortable and competent during recess.” (Bornstein, 2011)
- Mayville Community Parks lack accessibility
Families have to travel to other communities