Last month was an incredible one for people who want more accessible playgrounds. Fifteen barrier-free accessible playgrounds opened or were dedicated in May from Rhode Island to Texas. Not all of the playgrounds meet the accessibleplayground.net criteria as some are not open to the public and others use engineered wood fiber. So you won’t find all of them in the directory, but we know how hard these communities worked hard and we wanted to celebrate with them. Some of these playgrounds took many, many, many years for the community to raise the money. The stories are varied, but they all in common that parents wanted a place where all children could play together.
We are accessibleplayground.net congratulate these communities and the people behind the playground effort for their success. The kids will be having fun this summer!
Colorado Springs, CO–Swing High Playground
Berea City, KY— Located at the Berea City Park Expansion 450 North Broadway Street behind the Folk Center. The structure is fully ramped. . The new playground includes 5 Slides, 4 educational Panels, overhead climber, a free standing climbing and boulder wall and more! . The surfacing is engineered wood fiber.
Belvidere, IL—Bloom Playground in Belvidere Park
Marshfield Township, MA–The Marshfield Kids at Play Park
Bellingham, MA– Kasper Playground located in Kasper Park at Silver Lake on Cross Street. Includes both a tot area and an area for older children. The playground has accessible swings. Surfacing is engineered wood fiber.
Westerville, OH—Millstone Creek Park
Manchester Township, PA—Inspiring H.O.P.E.
Providence, RI— CVS Caremark Boundless Playground at The Marshall Family Park
Temple, TX–Rotary Playground in Lions Park
Humble, TX–Foster Elementary School
Virginia Beach, VI—J.T.’s Grommet Island
Harrisonburg, Va.– The Dream Come True playground
Spokane Valley, WA–Discovery Playground