Swing, slide, spin, and smile—every kid has the same goal when heading to the playground. But, not all kids have the physical abilities needed to master traditional playground equipment. The good news? Many communities are taking everyone’s consideration when designing new play structures—allowing those with special needs to play alongside their peers. We rounded up our favorite from coast to coast, flip through to find one near you!
Fort Wildflower – Flower Mound, Tx
Built by volunteers and designed by Leathers & Associates, this custom-built, nature themed park has biking trails, an amphitheater, restrooms, big and small swings, a musical section and even an oversized tic-tac-toe board! Fort Wildflower was designed to be totally inclusive, and is exceptionally safe (scored an A based on the National Program for Playground Safety’s Report Card). Parents should keep an eye out for hide and seek pros as this large playground has crawl spaces!
photo: Leathers & Associates
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— Kate Loweth & Christal Yuen