Everyone deserves to have fun and all-inclusive, playgrounds allow for kids of all ages and abilities to have fun TOGETHER! If you are looking for accessible, inclusive and barrier free playgrounds, here’s where to go in southeast Michigan.
Scarlet’s Playground offers 18,000 square feet of all-inclusive fun for kids of all ages and abilities.From big slides to bouncing rides and rainbow tunnels. Kids can make music, climb high, ride the zip lines and race around the merry-go-rounds.
Address: 4380 S. Commerce Road, Commerce Twp., MI 48382
The playground sits on a rubberized surface allows for better accessibility to wheelchairs and walkers while providing a safe area for all ages to play on the Global Motion, the Sway Glider, the OmniSpin Spinner, the Roller Table, the Friendship Swing and the ZipKrooz. There is also an array of musical instruments for kids to enjoy.
Address: 5700 22 Mile Rd, Shelby Township, MI 48316
Gallup Park is a hidden oasis in Ann Arbor and the nature themed playground fits into the peaceful backdrop. Specific accessible playground features include a water/sand play area, a sensory garden, adaptive swings and moving play activities such as whirl and spring riders with back supports.
Address: 3000 Fuller Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
McKinley Barrier-Free Park features a “Walk and Roll” path, pavilion, comfort station, toddler sand lot, benches, play structures, and a parking lot – all accessible by people with special challenges.
Address: 31500 Grove St, Fraser, MI 48026
Livonia’s largest and most popular playground, Rotary Park is a universally accessible playground featuring slides, swings and musical equipment for kids of all abilities. The playground sits next to a paved walking trail.
Address: Six Mile Rd & Hubbard St, Livonia, MI 48152
Friendship Park in Orion Township features two ADA accesible playgrounds, the Dragon Den and Let Them Play. Let Them Play is 100% wheelchair accesible.
Address: 3380 Clarkston Rd, Orion Twp, MI 48362
This universally accessible playground has exciting features for kids of all abilities. A swing for wheelchairs, hammock swings, and a few sliding options.
Address: 45175 West Ten Mile, Novi MI 48374
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