Edit ModuleShow Tags

Accessible Playgrounds

Adaptive playgrounds for kids with special needs in Philadelphia, South Jersey and Delaware




Jake's Place

Assistive playgrounds — also known as adaptive, inclusive or special needs playgrounds — designed to accommodate children with special needs are an increasing sight in our area. Here are several inclusive playgrounds worth traveling to in Delaware, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and South Jersey. They've got eqipment appropriate for all kids and are great places to go for an inclusive playdate.

Adaptive playgrounds in Delaware

Can-Do Playground (1104 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington)

Alapocas State Park playground with double-wide ramps, adaptive swings, climbing walls and ground-level activities.

Adaptive playgrounds in Pennsylvania

Abington Area Community Park (corner of Winola Rd. and Grove St., Abington)

Features a “boundless playground” with smooth surface, all-abilities equipment and proximity to two all-access fishing piers.

Everybody’s Playground (540 Dresher Rd., Horsham)

Features extensive ramping system, a Sway Fun glider and safety surfacing.

Freedom Playground (900 Parkview Dr., Haverford)

Community-built playground with a texture wall, a treehouse with a rocking deck and sensory integrative activities.

Smith Memorial Playground (3500 Reservoir Dr., East Fairmount Park, Phila.)

Popular East Fairmount Park site features 100 percent playground accessibility and a wheelchair transfer system for the giant slide and Tot Lot pirate ship.

Adaptive playgrounds in South Jersey

Fort Medford (Bob Meyer Memorial Park, Gravelly Hollow Rd., Medford)

Features wheelchair ramps, a sway boat, a roller slide and accessible picnic tables.

Jake’s Place (101 Bortons Mill Rd., Cherry Hill)

Features dedicated transfer stations and sight-impaired and sound play components; adjacent to all-abilities ball-field complex.

Imagination Kingdom Playground (501 Pemberton-Browns Mills Rd., Pemberton)

Castle-themed play area with an extensive ramping system, a Sway Fun glider, embossed play panels and ground-level activities.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Related Content

Does Your Child Have Sensory Processing Disorder?

Learn the indicators of a sensory processing disorder (SPD) and how to treat it.

Why Early Intervention Is Critical

It's never too soon to have a child tested if you suspect a learning different or other disability. Kids take bigger strides the sooner they start getting support.

Tools to Build Kids' Self-Advocacy Skills

What parents can do to guide students with special needs to know how to ask for support when needed

Add your comment:
Edit ModuleEdit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags

Edit ModuleShow Tags


MK Memo

MK Memo: Moms Know
How to Talk to Children about Disabilities

How to Talk to Children about Disabilities

Encourage inclusion and acceptance by teaching your child to understand differences

Comments

Game Review: Moms Confess

Game Review: Moms Confess

Gather some friends during your kid's sports practice or for an moms' night out and play this fun game that reveals your parenting successes and challenges

Comments

5 Tips to Help Kids Spot Fake News

5 Tips to Help Kids Spot Fake News

Teach your kids how to distinguish facts from opinions

Comments

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Coming to Philadephia

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Coming to Philadephia

Get all the details about the area's newest attraction and its grand opening!

Comments

Create Healthier Tech Habits for Kids

Create Healthier Tech Habits for Kids

Get your kids' tech use under control and teach them to to police it better themselves

Comments

{/if}