The PTO at Ocean Palms Elementary School has teamed up with Flagler Health+ to raise $150,000 for a new play structure at the school that will replace the current 15-year-old playground.
Flagler Health+ has donated $10,000 toward the project as the school’s flagship sponsor. Flagler Health+ was drawn to the school’s playground initiative because of the unique ADA compliant components that are set to be included in the project—pieces such as the “otter float,” which allows for full wheelchair access on part of the play structure.
The check was recently presented to the school by Dr. Mark Moon, a primary care physician with Flagler Health+ currently taking care of patients in the Nocatee community. Moon also provides a concierge medicine practice that will be located in the future Flagler Health+ Village at Nocatee.
“Flagler Health+ is proud to be a part of the Nocatee community,” Moon said. “We are especially pleased to sponsor Ocean Palms Elementary’s playground project that will benefit children of all ages and abilities. Everything we do supports a vision to advance physical, social and economic health for the communities we serve.”
The playground will provide mental breaks, stress reduction and physical exercise for students. It will also align with the youth behavioral health initiatives that Flagler Health+ has taken in the community through efforts like their B.R.A.V.E. (Be Resilient and Voice Emotions) program, which launched in September 2019.
Photos provided by Ocean Palms Elementary