MANSFIELD- The Connecticut State Bonding Commission recently approved $100,000 in state financing to help support the building of a new community playground. The design was directly inspired by drawings and ideas from Mansfield's children. The playground will have poured-in-place rubber surfacing to make it accessible for children and adults with mobility challenges and it will be constructed out of recycled materials. Pictured (l-r): Rep. Gregg Haddad; Natalie (almost 1); Mayor Elizabeth Paterson; Gov. Dannel Malloy; Patricia Schneider, director of human services; Sara Anderson, parent education and early childhood services coordinator; Marin (age 5); Jason (age 10); Asher (age 8).