New Rochelle, New York
In May 2018, Gabrielle’s Wings broke ground on a $250,000 new playground project in Gabrielle’s honor at the William B. Ward Elementary School in New Rochelle, New York. Gabrielle’s former principal, Franco Miele, her Girl Scout troop, former teachers, and many friends and family joined in the emotional groundbreaking and Fall 2018 opening.
This playground is fully accessible to children of all abilities. Through a generous private donor, Gabrielle’s Wings was able to partner with local city educators and officials to design and develop this new space. The playground is also accessible to the entire community. The previous older playground, which sat in this space, was Gabrielle‘s favorite place to play.
Many of the touches on the new playground celebrate art, performance, and music - things that Gabrielle enjoyed and that will help the many children of the community flourish.