The Facility

Our   proposed   playground   will   be   Jefferson   County's   first   fully
accessible       playground,       designed       to       provide       play
opportunities    for    all    children    regardless    of    ability.    The
inclusive   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 with themed playground structures.
Project Design
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.
Playground components include:
Fully supportive swings with an Expression Swing that allows parents to swing with their child while facing them
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Berliner rope structure Net structures offer hours of fun and adventure on several levels – climbing, rocking, hand-over-hand climbing and swinging, up and down, horizontally and vertically – space on earth. The original spatial nets: Born over 40 years ago as a play concept, continuously further developed in form and detail, still popular even after several generations.
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Berliner rope structure with multiple climbers
A   variety   of   slides   that   keep   kids   challenged   both   physical
and mentally
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 allergies can happily play.
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New Handicap Parking Spots & Accessible Path to Proposed Playground and Rock Climbing Structures
Fully supportive swings with an Expression Swing that allows
parents to swing with their child while facing them.
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 anyone can reach
transfer stations with ramps that reach all elevated play
activities
Disc swing allowing multiple kids to swing together encouraging
interactive play with easy transfer from a wheelchair or walker
Spinning Tower structure that provides sensory motor
stimulation in a fun way for multiple children at a time
Here are links to the Playground Equipment suppliers we’re working with. We will finalize the design when we are closer to our fundraising goal with input from the community.
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The Facility

Our   proposed   playground   will   be   Jefferson   County's   first   fully
accessible       playground,       designed       to       provide       play
opportunities    for    all    children    regardless    of    ability.    The
inclusive   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 with themed playground structures.
Project Design
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.
Playground components include:
Berliner rope structure with multiple climbers
A   variety   of   slides   that   keep   kids   challenged   both   physical
and mentally
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 allergies can happily play.
Fully supportive swings with an Expression Swing that allows
parents to swing with their child while facing them.
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 anyone can reach
transfer stations with ramps that reach all elevated play
activities
Disc swing allowing multiple kids to swing together encouraging
interactive play with easy transfer from a wheelchair or walker
Spinning Tower structure that provides sensory motor
stimulation in a fun way for multiple children at a time
Here are links to the Playground Equipment suppliers we’re working with. We will finalize the design when we are closer to our fundraising goal with input from the community.
© Site design and administration by English Specialty Arts - All Rights Reserved
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