Ribbon cut on Safe Haven playground

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – Davis Park Elementary School in Terre Haute has a new attraction.

On Tuesday, the school cut the ribbon on the Safe Haven playground.

The playground is designed for use by special education students at the school.

It’s dedicated to the memory of Jennifer Krockenberger.

Jennifer was the mom of a son with autism.

She worked hard to build a playground for special education students, but died before it was completed.

“Jennifer wanted a safe place for her son Collin and the rest of my class with autism and special needs to have a safe place to play outside without worrying about them getting out of the fence and getting hit by a car and whatever,” Deborah Walters, a teacher at David Park Elementary School said.

The new playground comes equipped with sensory panels to help kids with autism develop their fine motor and growth motor coordination.

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