NY - Jonathan L Ielpi Firefighters Park
Video features the formerly called Grace Avenue Park, this little oasis, now called Jonathan L. Ielpi Firefighters Park (AKA Jon’s Park) was named after Firefighter Jonathan L. Ielpi, who passed away on September 11th. This playground is a Landscape Structures custom firefighter theme playground.
[video: fade in to a memorial in a park with a statue of a firefighter. Camera zooms in on the firefighter statures upper body. Camera switches to a panning view of the park sign. Sign reads, Jonathan L. Ielpi Firefighters Park. To the left of that reads, Great Neck Park District. A smaller sign hands below the large park sign reading, “Jon’s Park”.]
[video: camera has a slightly elevated view as it pans right to left across the entire fenced in playground area. Camera zooms in on the large PlayBooster 5 to 12-year-old playground area of the park. Camera switches to a full view of the 2 to 5-year-old playground area of the park. A young girl walks over to the play structure and leans on the playground decking.]
[video: camera switches back to the 5 to 12-year-old playground area as a boy jumps up to grab a single swing flywheel overhead spinner. Camera comes into focus on a Permalene panel with the words New York engraved. Camera pans slowly upwards showcasing the 2 to 5-year-old Slide Winder slide. Camera switches to a full-frontal view of the 2 to 5-year-old playground structure made to look like a firetruck. Camera zooms onto a side Permalene panel with the word Engine 1 engraved. Camera pans right to left on the lower half of the front of the Permalene panels to look like the front of the firetruck. Camera zooms in on the Permalene panel colored and shaped to look like the front wheel of the firetruck.]
[video: A boy steps down from the steps off the firetruck playground structure. Camera switches to ground level with a view of a custom concrete Dalmatian statue looking at the 5 to 12-year-old playground area. Camera comes into focus on the Dalmatian statues face. Camera pulls back for a full view of the Dalmatian statue laying on a patch of “grass” next to a fire hydrant.]
[video: Two local nannies speak to the camera. Julie Perez speaks to the camera.]
Julie: We love the new playground we love the color scheme there’s a lot of attention to detail. Which is awesome.
[video: Kasey Venables speaks to the camera.]
Kasey voiceover: It is a great tribute to all the firefighters here in town. Very vibrant and welcoming, and eye catching for the kids.
[video: camera switches to a view of the side of the 5 to 12-year-old playground area with local firefighter emblems and a Cliff Climber. Camera zooms in on one of the firefighter emblems. Emblem reads, A Century of Excellence, Manhasset-Lakeville, celebrating 100 years, 1912-2012, Fire Dept. N.Y. Camera zooms in on a Permalene panel made to look like the side of a firetruck with the words “fire – rescue” printed on it. Camera switches to a view of a firefighter’s emblem on a bridge railing. Emblem reads Alert F.D., Great Neck, New York, Org. 1901. Camera pans across the front of the 5 to 12-year-old playground area where an elevated C crawl tube tunnel is located. A boy climbs up a Lolli ladder. Camera back to Kasey speaking to the camera.
Kasey: They are very interested in the whole scheme.
Julie voiceover: So, I think that the red design is so nice, and it’s really –
[video: camera pans up a Chimney climber as a young boy begins to climb. Camera back to Julie speaking to the camera.]
Julie: engaging for the kids and I like the setup.
Julie voiceover: The ladder and the whole theme of the firetruck.
[video: camera pans across the side of the 5 to 12-year-old playground area where the double slide and a ladder is made with Permalene panels made to look like a firefighter extending truck ladder. Children play on the playground. Camera zooms in and pans across Permalene panels made to look like red brick siding of a firehouse. Camera switches to a Permalene panel with an American flag on it.]
[video: camera switches to a view of the backside of the 2 to 5-year-old playground firetruck area. A young boy runs towards and past the camera to the other side of the playground. Camera pans up the side of the firehouse playground area. Camera switches to ground level of the back side of the Dalmatian statue and fire hydrant. Camera switches to an elevated view of the firehouse playground area. Camera switches to an aerial view of the entire playground area with surround apartment buildings.]
[video: camera switches to ground level view of a squirrel scrounging in the grass. Camera switches to a close-up view of a small Permalene panel made to look like the top American flag of the firehouse playground. A young boy sits on the back of the Dalmatian statue. He bends his head down and kisses the top of the Dalmatian statues head. Fade to black, Landscape Structures logo appears with text below reading, Better playgrounds, better world.]