Common Park Barriers
While many parks are accessible per the standards established by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), there are still unintended barriers that prevent many families from enjoying their local playgrounds. For example, bark chips are a common surface material found at many local parks; however, for a child who uses a wheelchair for mobility, bark chips make it difficult to easily access the equipment or engage in a game of tag with friends.
In addition, many local playgrounds do not have safety enclosures, which presents a safety concern for families with children who experience autism and who may be prone to wandering or elopement.
Safety and Accessibility Top Priority
The Arc Park will remove barriers that prevent children and youth from enjoying parks and reaping the benefits of play. In addition to accessible play structures and a variety of activities that will appeal to many different tastes, the park will feature a safety enclosure to keep children safe. The park will also feature an accessible turf that will allow children who use wheelchairs to easily engage in a friendly game of hide-and-seek or tag. Every aspect of the Arc Park has been vetted to ensure the park will be a destination park for children of all abilities.