Not long ago, an exciting trend began popping up across the United States, accessible playgrounds. This is an exciting trend in the playground world because it is an inclusive and accessible environment. EZ-ACCESS is dedicating this blog to telling you what an accessible playground is and how you can locate an accessible playground for your child to enjoy.
What is an accessible playground?
An accessible playground is an inclusive and accessible environment for all children to play without restrictions because of a wheelchair. These types of playgrounds make it easy for children in wheelchairs to feel like they have a place to play without thinking about their wheelchair holding them back. These playgrounds have been popping up to comply with ADA guidelines and communities that want accessible playgrounds.
How do I find an accessible playground?
There are more accessible playgrounds out there than you may think. Exciting news: nearly every state in the USA has an accessible playground! There is even a directory of accessible playgrounds so you can see which cities in your state have these playgrounds for your children to enjoy.
Where are the accessible playgrounds in Washington?
Washington has quite a few accessible playgrounds to choose from, depending on where you live.
Cresent Creek Park- Gig Harbor, Washington: This Park is an all-ability with all-inclusive play equipment for children of all abilities. The park offers access for adults of limited ability as well.
Discovery Playground and Sensory Garden- Auburn, Washington: From water jets to easily accessible pathways, this is the perfect summertime fun spot for children of all abilities. Raised plant beds at the sensory garden can help wheelchair users see all that it has to offer.
Meadow Crest Park- Renton, Washington: Another accessible part in a different area of Washington state. View all the rest of the accessible parks here.
EZ-ACCESS hopes you are able to enjoy these parks for the rest of the summer into the fall season. Learn more about our accessibility ramps for your home.