Pinellas Makes Playgrounds More Inclusive
Pinellas has added ADA-accessible equipment to playgrounds at two county parks.
PINELLAS COUNTY – The county’s Parks and Conservation Resources Department has added playground equipment to two Pinellas County-owned parks that make play inclusive for children who may not have always had the same opportunities for play.
The new playgrounds opened this weekend at Boca Ciega Millennium Park, 12410 74th Ave. N in Seminole, and John Chesnut Sr. Park, 2200 East Lake Road in Palm Harbor) Penny for Pinellas funds paid for the equipment.
The playgrounds offer barrier-free interaction for children of all abilities from ages 2-12.
They include fully accessible structures, a poured rubber surface for easier mobility and play pieces that provide varying degrees of difficulty and challenges. The features encourage group play and social interaction among all children.
Both sites were designated “National Demonstration Sites” by outdoor play manufacturer Playcore, which recognizes the inclusive playgrounds as model sites for other park agencies around the country.
The county will continue to upgrade playground equipment with inclusive features at county parks.
Pinellas County parks are open daily from 7 a.m. to dusk.
For information about Pinellas County parks, go to pinellascounty.org/parks_conservation/.
Main photo shows playground at Boca Ciega Millenium Park. In-story photo shows John Chesnut Sr. Park. Both photos courtesy of Pinellas County Marketing and Communications.
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