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A Place for Everyone

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Inclusion

That message was loud and clear when people gathered for the ribbon-cutting of Kids Zone Community Playground at Lake Meade Park in Suffolk, Virginia. The playground was designed using the guidelines found in Me2: 7 Principles of Inclusive Playground Design and is a National Demonstration Site for Inclusive Play, the first of its kind in the city of Suffolk. Made possible, in part, by funding from the Obici Healthcare Foundation and a statewide funding initiative created by the Virginia Recreation Parks Society in partnership with GameTime and Cunningham Recreation, the new play space exceeds the accessibility requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and creates a truly inclusive place for people of all ages and abilities.

Inclusive Play

This new multigenerational inclusive play space is designed to serve the physical, social, sensory, cognitive and emotional needs of children of all abilities in the community. Most importantly, it provides an opportunity for social interaction and the development of understanding, and accepting for children with and without disabilities playing together side-by-side.

Michele Breakfield is the Director of Marketing for Cunningham Recreation and Playground Guardian and has over 15 years of experience in the playground industry. Michele has both a sales and marketing...

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nicholas Banda's picture

am interested in setting up such facilities for children in my community

Sara Bowersox's picture

Hello! Check out our Professional Spotlight Directory of organizations that might be able to help you. Good luck with your project!

Anonymous's picture

Please feel free to contact me and I will be glad to assist you. [email protected] or 800-438-2780 extension 200