May 18, 2018

Eaton RESA Opens New Playground for Students with Disabilities

This week, Eaton Regional Education Service Agency (RESA) which operates Meadowview School, opened a new playground for students attending the school. 

Meadowview School, which has been in operation since 1974, serves students, ages 5 to 26, in Eaton County who suffer from moderate and severe cognitive impairments, severe multiple impairments, severe emotional impairments, autism spectrum disorders and traumatic brain injuries.

Over the last year, a committee was formed to address creating a new playground for students who have outgrown the current playground located in a courtyard next to Eaton RESA. The committee worked directly with Meadowview staff to put together a plan for the new playground. Additionally, students provided input on the types of equipment they would like to be included in the finished playground. The playground, which features this new equipment, ADA compliant sidewalks and a basketball area, officially opened after a ribbon cutting this week.

“We did everything we could to include the students in the process of designing the new playground. The only piece that was requested that couldn’t be accommodated was a real rocket ship!”, said Cindy Anderson, Superintendent of Eaton RESA. “Thank you to the design team, Sinclair Recreation, Meadowview staff and students and the Board of Education for making this new playground possible.” 

To find out more about Meadowview School, please visit www.eatonresa.org/services/meadowview.