Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced that Let All The Children Play Foundation (LATCP) will be hosting free inclusive sport and recreation programs for children and young adults with and without disabilities throughout the summer.
The inclusive programs will take place on Wednesdays and Fridays at 2:00 p.m. from June 18th through September 19th at the LATCP playground at field 4 in Eisenhower Park. Inclusive activities will include sports, art therapy, dance programs, a comedy show, and much more. As with all programs offered by LATCP, children and young adults of ALL abilities are invited to participate.
To register, please contact Shea Shapiro by phone at: (516) 597-4937 or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additionally, on Sunday, September 21st LATCP and Nassau County will be hosting “Nassau County Inclusion Day” at the playground in Eisenhower Park filed 4 from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Children of ALL abilities are invited to attend and enjoy sport and play programs, a Special Needs Carnival and a concert with the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County.
About Let All The Children Play Foundation
Let All The Children Play Foundation (LATCP) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives and dignity of all children by developing accessible playgrounds and inclusive recreation programs allowing children with disabilities the opportunity to experience play, side-by-side, with their able-bodied peers. LATCP recognizes the right of everyone to be included through sports and play projects and programs that improve recreational opportunities for all children and young adults within the community. LATCP understands the vital benefits of play and looks to level the playing fields for children of all abilities. Without accessible play, children are denied access to a social circle of peers along with being denied the physical and cognitive benefits that play provides.
About Eisenhower Park
Eisenhower Park, the jewel of Nassau County’s park system, provides over 930 acres of activities which include a swimming pool and fitness center at the world-class Nassau County Aquatic Center, three 18-hole golf courses, a driving range, mini-golf, multiple athletic fields, playgrounds, including a Let All The Children Play inclusive playground for children with disabilities, a 2-mile fitness trail, basketball and tennis courts and summer entertainment at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre. In addition, the Park includes a beautiful Memorial to the Nation’s veterans, as well as a Memorial to Nassau County Firefighters and County residents who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks.
For more information about the Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums, please call (516) 572-0200, or visit the website at: http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.