Playgrounds for all children are starting to be built more and more - and we want to celebrate that! Most of these playgrounds have adaptive swings, padded play surfaces, wide ramps and other features to make the playground wheelchair accessible. New inclusive playgrounds are being built each year so be sure to check back!
Karpus Family Playground
1000 Ridge Road, Webster, NY 14580
The new playground at Ridge Park had its grand opening in November 2019, with final additions added in early 2020! The playground has limitless wheelchair accessibility and fun for all! Kids of all abilities and enjoy the slide, roundabout, swings and more.
1648 Five Mile Line Rd, Penfield, NY 14526
This is an all inclusive playground opened in the fall of 2020 at Rothfuss Park. The play structure is perfect for all as it has ramps, small slides, is mulch free and even has an adaptive tandem style swing! You will notice a few musical aspects as well. With its own parking lot and pavilion with picnic benches this is sure to be a new favorite!
Sweden Town Park
Redman Rd, Brockport, NY 14420
Built in June 2019, this playground and splash pad combo was built with everyone in mind and is guaranteed to entertain for several hours! There are musical instruments that can be accessed with a wheelchair as well as a splash pad that in wheelchair friendly.
Shirley's Playland At Rotary Sunshine Campus
809 Five Points Road, Rush, New York 14543
If looking for a safe place for your child to have fun and explore without limits, be sure to check out Rotary Sunshine Campus. They offer summer camp for children with a wide range of disabilities.
1558 Lakeshore Blvd., Irondequoit, NY 14617, Rochester, NY 14617
Camp Eastman offers a secluded splash pad and playground open and free to the public. The playground has a padded surface and is widespread- offering plenty of space for children to play. Children can then cool off in the handicap accessible spray pad area right near the playground. Camp Eastman is directly across Durand Eastman Beach, which offers opportunities for swimming, hiking and grilling.
Genesee Valley Park Playground For all Children
The name says it all! This playground has something for everyone. Some equipment is quite challenging while other features were designed to be fully inclusive.
Seneca Lake State Park
1 Lake Front Dr, Geneva, NY 14456
Though the playground may be difficult to manage with a wheelchair, the splash pad at Seneca Lake state park is wheelchair friendly! In fact, they have wheelchairs you can use in the water! The wheelchairs are free to borrow, however, there is a $7 vehicle entrance fee to get into the park. The splash pad is on a cycle of being on for 1 hour and off for 20 minutes.
Monika Andrews Children's Park
61 Holley St, Brockport, NY 14420
This Brockport playground was designed with everyone in mind and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility Guidelines for Play Areas. There is an adaptive swing and a ramp to the play structure so that everyone can enjoy the space! There are many swings and a separate swing set for baby swings. There is a fun roller slide and other unique features. This is one of the older playgrounds on the Inclusive Playground list and also the only one without a padded play surface.
Barry Street Park
56 Barry St, Brockport, NY 14420
Though the entire playground isn't ADA approved, the ziline might just make the visit worth it! Towards the back of the playground (accessible by a paved path) is a "zipline" with both a typical disc seat and an adaptive swing seat! Kids of all ages and abilities can zip side by side.
Farmington Town Park
1000 Co Rd 8, Farmington, NY 14425
Since the above listed playgrounds do not have a sandbox, it is worth noting that there is an adaptive sandbox and swing at Farmington town park. This sandbox is raised off the ground so it can be reached at a wheelchair's height. Aside from the swing, the rest of the playground doesn't have many adaptive features. No pets allowed at this park.