It just so happens that our city put in a Special Needs Playground sometime in the last year or so. It is right next to the municipal pool and sports complex.
A brightly colored fence that resembles pencils greets each visitor. The dome climbing house is great for gross motor skills both inside and out.
There’s also a sign right near the entrance stating what the park is about. I like that it states”varying abilities” and includes adult supervision.
My children like playing on equipment at this park because of some of the unique play equipment that the Special Needs Playground has to offer. This seated merry-go-round is pretty big and fun! It’s intended for four children but I have seen up to eight enjoying this all at once.
Not sure the actual name for this piece of equipment but we call it the spinning seat. Lil’ Red really likes that he is big enough to get in and out of the seat but still needs someone to help spin him.
This piece of equipment is all about texture and sound. The bongo drums are fun to tap and bang on but not too loud while the embossed designs are great for children who like tactile activities.
I think everyone’s favorite piece of equipment to play on it the teeter totter. The seats are large enough for adults to fit on and can be easily used for children of all ages. At one time there were seat belts of some sort but those are either gone or weren’t installed. Lil’ Red can just reach the handle bars but cannot sit back in his seat!
Do you have a special needs playground or park in your area?
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Read about Special Needs Parks in Maryland from Nicki’s Random Musings.