Can Skate Parks be Accessible?

This is a very interesting question–because it all comes back to the fact that every person regardless of their abilities are different. I can tell you that I can considered able bodied, but there is no way that a skate park would be accessible to me–as I am completely incapable of using a skate board. So it also comes back to the question of what does “accessible” mean.

Can someone who uses a sports wheelchair use a skate park?

Can someone who is on the autism spectrum use a skate park to get sensory input?

If a skate park has many different difficulty levels, can someone who is developmentally delayed and is 16 years old, play along side their 16 year old peers but in different areas of park?

So what do you think? Can a skate park be called accessible? What do we need to make skate parks more welcoming to people of all abilities?

We really want your thoughts and input, so tell us what you think. The comments below come from different networks and groups that I posed the question to.

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