Special Needs Playground at Westgate School
Escambia Westgate dates back to 1946 when this school opened for children who had intellectual and physical disabilities. Funds were appropriated, in 1977, to build a new special education center. That center became Escambia Westgate School. Escambia Westgate School serves the needs of Pre-k, Elementary, Middle, and High school students with varying exceptionalities. In 2005 the Lacey A Collier Sensory Complex was opened. Escambia Westgate School provides individualized programs of educational excellence in a safe learning environment, while exposing students to various modern technologies and effective instructional techniques.
Funded a complete outdoor playground designed to provide an accommodating, safe environment for children with developmental disabilities. It is equipped with an artificial surface accessible to non-ambulatory students, as well as swings, slides, special seats and a water play area for year-round use.
Provide developmentally appropriate activities for children that could not otherwise have access to this type of environment.