Connecting Multiple Abilities through Play
Play is a child’s work. All children learn, grow, and develop through play, improving their physical, cognitive, and social skills. An inclusive playground incorporates physical, cognitive, social, sensory, and communicative elements to enhance the play of children who have different abilities and aims to remove many barriers that limit their experiences.
According to the US Census Bureau, over 3 million children under the age of 18 have some type of disability (physical, auditory, visual, cognitive, or ambulatory). This means nearly 1 out of every 25 children face some challenge as they learn, play, and interact with others.
This playground was intentionally designed to provide opportunities for all ages and abilities to play and interact as a community together. At over 27,000 sq. ft, it will be filled with fun creative playground equipment that will foster learning through imaginative play. Opportunities to experience sensory-rich play will be accessible for all ages and abilities. The playground also includes zones and equipment for different age groups ensuring equipment is engaging for the smallest child to the child at heart. All children can play together with their peers, neighbors, and family.