This is just a few examples of playgrounds in Los Angeles. For a complete listing, please visit the Accessible Playground Directory.
Aidan’s Place at Westwood Recreation Center–1350 S. Sepulveda. One of the features in the Airplane where young pilots and co-pilots will enjoy a fully-accessible cockpit loaded with features. They can communicate with the Control Tower via a talk tube radio and plan their route on the navigation panels. There are also accessible slides, sand and water play. This is a Shane’s Inspiration Playground. The equipment is from Landscape Structures and the playground consultant on this project was RecWest Outdoor Products.
Benny H. Potter West Adams Avenues Memorial Park–2413 Second Ave. The playground features a Landscape Structure’s PlayBooster® play structure designed by Shane’s Inspiration. The play structure includes climbers, slides, overhead events,and play panels. There are CoolToppers® shade structures help protect children from the warm California sun. The playground consultant on this project was RecWest Outdoor Products.
Hansen Dam Recreation Center–11770 Foothill Blvd; Lake View Terrace. The park is home to a sprawling, inclusive PlayBooster® playstructure. With an extensive ramping system, children of all abilities are able to access nearly every point on the playground. They can reach the crawl tunnels, many different slides and play panels, and other fun playground components. Additionally, custom roofs and CoolToppers® shade systems provide protection from harmful UV rays. The playground equipment is from Landscape Structures Inc and was built by RecWest Outdoor Products. This playground was done in collaboration with Shane’s Inspiration.
Lake Balboa/Anthony C. Beilenson Park–6300 Balboa Boulevard; Van Nuys. Anthony C. Beilenson Park is an 80 acre water recreation facility within the Sepulveda Flood Control basin. The centerpiece of the park, Lake Balboa, is a 27 acre lake. An 19,600-square-foot accessible Shane’s Inspiration playground provides an inclusive atmosphere for all children and families. Included in the design is a lighthouse-themed Landscape Structures PlayBooster® playstructure, as well as other themed components throughout. A Sway Fun® glider, swings, climbers and slides offer lots of sensory experiences. The playground consultant on this project was RecWest Outdoor Products. Read a review
Lake Street Park–-211 N. Lake Street. A series of shaded little cottages, connected by ramps, lead up to an interactive tree-house giving a sense of adventure and fun to children of all abilities. This is a Shane’s Inspiration Playground.
Lincoln Park–3600 N. Mission Rd. Celebrate the rich heritage of this East Los Angeles neighborhood at the Universally Accessible Playground. The playground’s colorful zoo and carousel theme draws on historic community landmarks. Little ones can travel through a fun-filled, interactive maze while school-age kids slide, swing, and play with the animal artistry. Two zoo animals guard the entrance…ready to spray water at the touch of a button. For the more adventuresome, two “tree houses” provide hours of mystery and intrigue. The playground was made possible through the combined efforts of Councilmember Ed Reyes, the City of Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Department, and Shane’s Inspiration. The equipment is from Landscape Structures Inc and the playground consultant on this project was RecWest Outdoor Products.
Martin Luther King Therapeutic Center–-3916 South Western Ave. The playground has two play areas one section for two to five-year-olds and another section for five to twelve-year-olds. A totally inclusive play environment incorporates a a Landscape Structures Inc PlayBooster® playstructure with climbers, slides, accessible play panels, ramps, and tunnels. The playground also features a swing set, sand play area and a half-height security fence to help provide a safe environment. One of the features in the Airplane where young pilots and co-pilots will enjoy a fully-accessible cockpit loaded with features. They can communicate with the Control Tower via a talk tube radio and plan their route on the navigation panels. There are also accessible slides, sand and water play. This is a Shane’s Inspiration Playground. The playground consultant on this project was RecWest Outdoor Products.
Everychild Foundation Universally Accessible Playground–Located at Orthopeadic Hospital–2400 S. Flower St. The park features colorful slides, tubes, bridges, adapted swings, interactive puzzles, a quiet area, a dragon mister and lush landscaping for children ages two to 12. There is a Sway Fun. The park is open everyday from 9am to 5pm. Parking entrance is located on 23rd St., between Flower St. and Grand Ave. Pedestrian entrance on Adams Blvd. On the first Saturday of every month children with and without disabilities and their families are invited to a day of fun! Activities include integrated play, face painting, arts & crafts, entertainment, and treats (but please feel free to bring a sack lunch). The day is FREE-OF-CHARGE for all families. This is a Shane’s Inspiration Playground done in collaboration with RecWest Outdoor Products.
Kirk and Anne Douglas Playground, located at The Gilbert Lindsay Playground–425 East 42nd Place. This is a Boundless Playground.
Neil Papiano Play Park – LA Zoo–4800 Crystal Springs Rd. This Shane’s Inspiration playground is surrounded by lush trees and the cries of animals, children can climb the alligators who rise up out of the surfacing or play with the gorillas and elephants who bask in the sun. After exploring the animals, children can hop onto the play pods or take a turn on the spinning disk, something that is critical in promoting balance for children with neurological disorders. Or take a trip down one of the textured slides, providing hours of fun and discovery under the shade of cool, colorful shade structures. The equipment is from Landscape Structures Inc and the playground consultant on this project was RecWest Outdoor Products.
Parque De Los Suenos–1333 South Bonnie Beach Place. Buckle in and rocket to the moon at this space-themed Universally Accessible Playground in East Los Angeles. This colorful planetary play space features an interactive shuttle with movable controls, steering instruments, and wide wings for climbing. There is sturdy netting to climb and stargazing through periscopes. A fully-accessible 3-foot-high maze provides hours of active and imaginative play. There are also sound pucks embedded in the playground encourage auditory discovery. This is a Shane’s Inspiration Playground, with equipment from Landscape Structures Inc, and the playground consultant was RecWest Outdoor Products.
Renee’s Place at Pan Pacific Park–-7600 Beverly Blvd. Renee’s Place has two play areas, both with equipment from Landscape Structures: one for two to five-year-olds, and another for five to twelve-year-olds. The older children’s area is in the shape of a train, with sound features that include a train engine, whistle and sound of a train going over tracks. Both play areas have swing sets, shade structures and colorful resilient rubberized surfacing.Another special feature of the 17,000-square-foot playground is a foot path with a water element that will provide a unique sensory activity, complete with gentle mist. This is a Shane’s Inspiration Playground and the playground consultant was RecWest Outdoor Products.
Rosecrans Recreation Center/CVS Playground–840 West 149th Street,Gardena, CA This is a Boundless Playground
Shane’s Inspiration in Griffith Park–4730 Crystal Springs Dr. Features An airplane: Cruise down the accessible “jet way” and take off on this jetliner. Pilot and co-pilot can manage the controls in the cockpit while checking their compass for direction; The Lucky Star Chaser, a space shuttle that gives children of all abilities a chance to adventure into space; Accessible Slides; and Ronald’s Ship of Dreams provides hours of imaginative play. Enter through the accessible “gangway” and explore the wheelhouse, complete with a talk tube radio system.
South Park Playground–-351 E. 51st St Features swing sets, interactive sensory panels, mister sprays, rubberized resilient surfacing landscaping, irrigation, benches, drinking fountain, and more. This is a Shane’s Inspiration Playground. The equipment is from Landscape Structures Inc and the playground consultant on this project was RecWest Outdoor Products.
Stoner Recreation Center Park–1835 Stoner Avenue, West Los Angeles Features include a resilient rubberized surface, mister sprays, swing sets, a Landscape Structures Inc PlayBooster® playstructure and “cool topper” shades. This is a Shane’s Inspiration Playground and the playground consultant was RecWest Outdoor Products.
Wilshire Crest Elementary School–5241 W. Olympic Blvd, The playground has a ship theme, complete with two balconies with steering wheels to navigate! There is a maze panel, a pod walk, a signing panel and talking tubes. This is a Shane’s Inspiration playground.
Dearborn Park–17141 Nordhoff St., Northridge, CA. This Shane’s Inspiration playground includes colorful, sensory-rich equipment such as musical instruments, buttons that emit sounds and chime panels, and swings or see-saws with high backs offer support. Canopies over the structures don’t just provide shade, but offer protection to those sensitive to heat or light because of medication. The equipment is from Landscape Structures and the playground consultant on this project was RecWest Outdoor Products.
Glen Alla Park–461 Alla Rd. This Shane”s Inspiration playground has a nautical theme with tall, mast like umbrellas covering a boat decorated with a huge proud pelican at the bow. Wheelchair accessible ramps lead up into the hull where you can find a rotating rain gauge, musical knobs to turn, slides, stairs and ropes to climb down to the rubber coated flooring at ground level. A black 20-foot, humpback whale sits in the giant sandpit and keeps the massive swimming turtle sculpture company. Beneath the sand there is a discovery pool for little fingers to explore. Other wonderfully whimsical features of the park include a large rock abacus, a musical wind chime and rocking seahorses to ride.
Westchester Recreation Center–7000 W. Manchester Avenue