Welllllll, what do we have here?
It”s Noah’s Place playground, which just opened up on Pope’s Island in New Bedford
It is designed to serve the needs of children who might not be able to use other playgrounds around town.
It may be the only fully inclusive playground in Southeastern Massachusetts.
Noah Fernandes was the inspiration for the park. Noah had mitochondrial disease, but that didn’t stop him from getting to the playground when he could. Not all playgrounds were suited for children with special needs, but thanks to the Team Noah Foundation, there is now a fully inclusive playground in Southeastern Massachusetts.
I don’t even know what that is, but I know that I want to play with it. I’m 49, by the way… going on 7.
Mayor Mitchell says that he has never seen a project where the groundbreaking was so close to the ribbon cutting. They got this sucker up-n-open in less than a year.
I thought they were trying to go with New Bedford High School’s colors, but New Bedford High School is red and white. Blue and yellow looks better for a playground.
The playground is on 102 Pope’s Island Road on the New Bedford/Fairhaven border.
It is up and running, just in time for summer.
There is a nice view of Fairhaven Harbor, available to True Swingers.
Big ups to the sponsors…
Hope to see you there!