Parks and Recreation
Jake's Field of Dreams
Named after a little boy whose brief life inspired a community, Jake's Playground will be a destination playground that is designed for all children, particularly those with disabilities. The features of this playground surpass typical ADA standards and enable children with a wide variety of abilities to engage in play.
Additionally, adults with disabilities will have the opportunity to play alongside their children. Many caregivers are unable to take children to a typical playground because they are unable to access the structure should their child need them. Mulch, pea gravel and stairs equate to barriers for anyone with difficulty walking on soft, unstable surfaces or who are confined to a wheelchair. This playground will feature a safe, spongy surfacing that ensures mobility for all.
Jake's Playground will include a variety of sports-themed structures that will be completely accessible to children of all abilities. This includes ramping systems from the bottom to the very top of every play element! In addition, transfer stations, specialized seating, hand-holds and slanted climbing systems will also be a part of this all-inclusive playground. Jake's Field of Dreams will provide a place where all children can interact with one another, regardless of their ability.
Check out the timelapse videos of progress being made!