With spring in full swing and summer around the corner, here are some accessible parks that offer inclusive fun for all!
- Wilmar’s Destination Playground: A dedicated volunteer team built this playground in just 9 days, and it’s one of the largest accessible playgrounds in the US! Kare 11 ran a 2017 feature on the amazing community project. With a Liberty Swing that accommodates wheelchairs, a rubber floor to prevent falls, and accessible ramps connecting different play areas, everyone can enjoy a fun park day in Wilmar!
- Madison’s Place: With accessible ramps on each end. wheelchair-friendly turf, and sensory-friendly equipment, this Woodbury park honors Madison Claire, who blessed her family from 2002-2004, while she battled Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). Visitors can honor her legacy by playing with all of their hearts.
- Lions Park: The Fun For All Playground in Shakopee has plenty of standalone modules so different kids can experience different sensory input. With small tunnels and slides, rock structures to climb around, and a simple swing, there’s something for everyone at Lions Park
- Wabun Picnic Area: This one-of-a-kind playground at Minnehaha Regional Park blends retro car aesthetics with accessibility, featuring a play car, “cabin structures”, and even a model camper. Wheelchair users can ride between play structures, or use the modified swing. Everyone can enjoy a fun day out!
- Schaper Park: This St. Louis Park playground truly has something for everyone! With a ninja course for more active kids and an inclusive playground for younger and other-abled kids, this unique park has it all!
We hope this variety of parks inspires your next family adventure! For more accessible local fun, follow Communities of Care on Facebook and at our website.