St. Johns County opening first all-inclusive playground

All children will have the opportunity to play!

St. Johns County celebrates first playground designed for children of all abilities (Thomas Tilford, Tilford)

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. – St. Johns County Parks and Recreation announced its first-ever all-inclusive playground will open Saturday, April 30.

The playground will be located at the Field of Dreams Playground at Aberdeen Park.

“All children will have the opportunity to play regardless of their physical abilities,” a release said.

The new all-inclusive playground expansion is customized with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible play; it includes an all-inclusive whirl, ADA swings, a sensory dome, musical pieces, and cantata chimes for sound. The play areas are wheelchair-accessible, with wide paths and ramps.

The playground is surrounded by mature trees and offers shaded areas and a pavilion nearby.

“Children of all abilities can experience endless creative play through motion, sensory, and socialization that encourages everyone to come together,” the release said.

The public is invited to attend a ribbon-cutting on Saturday, Apr. 30, 2022, at 11 a.m. at Aberdeen Park, located at 1401 Shetland Drive.

The all-inclusive playground was made possible thanks to the collaboration of St. Johns County Parks and Recreation, Northwest Tower Committee, the Field of Dreams Board of Directors, members of the Creeks Athletics Association, parents, coaches, and volunteers.

St. Johns County Celebrates First Playground Designed for Children of All Abilities (Tilford)

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