An inclusive day of fun is in store at Sunken Meadow State Park next week, thanks to the Special Olympics and two state agencies.
The New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities and New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation partnered with Special Olympics to offer Get Together Day at seven parks throughout the state–including Sunken Meadow in Kings Park–on Saturday, Sept. 7.
The event is aimed at bringing people with and without developmental disabilities together for fun, healthful activities that encourage everyone’s participation regardless of level of ability while showcasing the range of accessible opportunities available at state parks.
At Sunken Meadow, people can meet at Field 1/Main Bathhouse area for nature programs, a Special Olympics New York bocce experience and more. Guarded swimming will be available at the beach.
Free admission will be offered upon entry to people who mention they are at the park for Get Together Day, which runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring picnic lunches and their own games or sporting equipment.
For more information, visit the websites of OPWDD, NYS Department of Parks and Recreation or Special Olympics New York.