Peachtree Corners leaders and community build special needs playground

Peachtree Corners along with a number of local organizations and individuals including the Peachtree Festival Committee and the Peachtree Corners Business Association have helped build a special needs playground at Simpson Elementary School.

This past spring teachers formulated a plan to raise enough money for a new playground that would be designed to accommodate wheelchairs and offer appropriate sized equipment for young children.

Principal Schmit, and her pre-K staff secured permission to set up a Go Fund Me page and within a month had collected $50,000 of the $55,125 needed. A new site surrounded by tall pines was selected and eight weeks later, the playground, featuring a wheelchair accessible path and numerous interactive play elements suitable for the needs of the young students, was ready to open.