About

What is JUMP?

JUMP! Jefferson Universal Movement Playground , is a group of physical and occupational therapists, parents of children with disabilities, and community members, that has formed to build a new accessible and inclusive playground at HJ Carroll Park.

What is our aim?

Our aim is to create a new accessible and inclusive playground at HJ Carroll Park, that provides different sensory experiences and varying motor challenges and activities for a wide range of children with differing abilities. Our plans also provide for on-going maintenance of the playground in partnership with Jefferson County. There are no playgrounds in all of Jefferson County that are accessible to those using wheelchairs our walkers. Click on this link to hear a story from NPR about the need for more places to play for all kids, including those with special needs.

Existing playground at HJ Carroll Park

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The “Kyle Thies Playground” was constructed in partnership with the Jefferson County Parks and Recreation Department, the Tri Area Preschool Cooperative, and the Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Program. The playground is a living memorial to Kyle’s spirit and compassion in the face of adversity. This wonderful playground has served the children of Jefferson County for over 15 years, however it is unfortunately difficult to access due to multiple levels, pea gravel surface, and high borders. Jefferson County staff and the Parks Advisory Program all agree that the JUMP Playground design and location will enhance the entire park by providing access to all children. The Kyle Theis Playground has unique attributes including the view, the proximity to the Salmon Shelter and the Creek, and the design, and it will be left in place and maintained in Memory of Kyle.
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About

What is JUMP?

JUMP! Jefferson Universal Movement Playground , is a group of physical and occupational therapists, parents of children with disabilities, and community members, that has formed to build a new accessible and inclusive playground at HJ Carroll Park.

What is our aim?

Our aim is to create a new accessible and inclusive playground at HJ Carroll Park, that provides different sensory experiences and varying motor challenges and activities for a wide range of children with differing abilities. Our plans also provide for on-going maintenance of the playground in partnership with Jefferson County. There are no playgrounds in all of Jefferson County that are accessible to those using wheelchairs our walkers. Click on this link to hear a story from NPR about the need for more places to play for all kids, including those with special needs.

Existing playground at HJ Carroll Park

(click on video controls to view)

The “Kyle Thies Playground” was constructed in partnership with the Jefferson County Parks and Recreation Department, the Tri Area Preschool Cooperative, and the Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Program. The playground is a living memorial to Kyle’s spirit and compassion in the face of adversity. This wonderful playground has served the children of Jefferson County for over 15 years, however it is unfortunately difficult to access due to multiple levels, pea gravel surface, and high borders. Jefferson County staff and the Parks Advisory Program all agree that the JUMP Playground design and location will enhance the entire park by providing access to all children. The Kyle Theis Playground has unique attributes including the view, the proximity to the Salmon Shelter and the Creek, and the design, and it will be left in place and maintained in Memory of Kyle.
© Site design and administration by English Specialty Arts - All Rights Reserved