Vivian B. Adams School raising money to renovate outside play area

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Ozark, AL (WTVY) The Vivian B. Adams school in Ozark is looking to further renovate their Jay Adams Memorial Courtyard.

Vivian B. Adams Current Courtyard Area

The school, built over 30 years ago, has outdated material, school officials believe, can cause harm to the special needs students.

Several local organizations and people have already come together to provide funds to enhance the area.

Over the past year, sidewalks, a basket ball court and 7 trees have been added. But to further complete the area, school officials are looking to add shade cloth over metal playground materials.

A project that is estimated to cost $16,000.

"Many of our individuals are fragile as far as medically speaking, they can be sun sensitive. So for our playground to be usable, and our courtyard to be usable, we have to get some shade out here," said School Resource Coordinator, Susan Owens.

Nearly $4,000 have been raised already.

Swings and benches are also hoped to be added to the play area.

The school will be taking donations until the first week of December.

You can give donations to Vivian B. Adams's school by visiting