Our proposed playground will be Jefferson County's first fully accessible and inclusive playground, designed to provide play opportunities for all children regardless of ability. The playground will be situated at the northern end of HJ Carroll Park, adjacent to the basketball court and parking area. The playground will link up with a proposed Rock Climbing park to be donated by the Mike Beery Memorial Children’s Fund.
The project design goes beyond the minimum accessibility standards to create a play environment that includes everyone and challenges them at their individual level. Inclusive playgrounds are not just for children with physical mobility impairments. They are designed for children with all abilities and varying impairments to engage in play on various levels and with different sensory experiences available to them.
Check out our most recent design mockups for the new park!
Playground components include:
Rope Climbing Structure
Rope climbers allow children the engagement of large muscle groups, coordination and balance with space for multiple children to play together.
A variety of slides that keep kids challenged both physical and mentally
Fully supportive swings with an Expression Swing that allows parents to swing with their child while facing them.
Disc swing allowing multiple kids to swing together encouraging interactive play with easy transfer from a wheelchair or walker
A fast, fun and exciting freestanding play activity for children of all abilities. The high back molded sensory seat with handles and front pommel design helps children maintain a neutral body position while spinning.
This merry go round allows children in wheelchairs to roll right in and has seats for others so all can enjoy in twirling fun.
Playground signage utilizing a combination of pictures, symbols and words to aid in non-verbal communication.
Latex-free, recycled rubber tiles were selected for the safety surfacing to maximize wheelchair maneuverability and for its antiseptic properties. All of our products are latex-free so that children and adults with latex allergies can happily play.
Ramps and deck structure with guardrails allowing individuals in wheelchairs access to a variety of elevated play components including several slides at various heights.
Play panels and at-grade activities are available so anyone can reach them. Transfer stations with ramps that reach all elevated play activities are part of this design.