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PROMOTE INCLUSIVE PLAY WITH OUR INCLUSIVE PLAYGROUNDS DESIGNS

Every child deserves a safe, interactive, and enjoyable play environment. We can design your playground to not only meet ADA requirements but also to be engaging for children of all abilities. We offer a variety of products that provide additional accessibility and sensory benefits to create a truly inclusive play space.

Creating Inclusive Playgrounds Together

ADA playground equipment is mandatory in public spaces. However, inclusive playground design goes beyond wheelchair-accessible playground equipment only; truly inclusive playground equipment includes systems and components that allow all children to play together in a rich and engaging way. In an inclusive play space, children of different abilities can play together, ensuring no one is left out.

Miracle Recreation™ offers innovative accessible playground equipment, which helps children of all abilities enjoy being children. Our adaptive playground equipment lets you stay compliant with ADA requirements while still offering engaging and fun play for all children.

Our inclusive playground equipment is designed to be used by children of all levels. For example, the Avalanche Inclusive Slide operates as a traditional slide. The low transfer point also allows children to start at the bottom of the slide and climb up using the hand railing.

Sensory Play

One way to include all children in a playground is through our sensory playground equipment. Sensory play equipment takes into account the unique sensory processing needs of children on the autism spectrum or with specific sensory needs, offering them the opportunity to play independently alongside others without getting overwhelmed by the noise and stimulation of a rowdy playground.

Typically, children with sensory processing disorders find it challenging to socialize and play with others, and can often be overwhelmed by sensory inputs such as loud noises. Our sensory play equipment is designed specifically for these needs, providing the opportunity to play while still feeling engaged in the playground experience. Products such as our play panels are great for sensory play, as they allow these children to explore the fun of the playground on their own – this can provide a soothing play experience for them when they get overwhelmed.

Our sensory playground equipment is designed with the help of Dr. Zoe Mailloux, a pediatric occupational therapist who is highly respected for her knowledge on the importance of play for children, including those on the autism spectrum. Dr. Mailloux helps us design inclusive playgrounds that are exciting and challenging for every child.

MUST-HAVES FOR AN INCLUSIVE PLAYGROUND:

ACCESSIBILITY

There must be an ADA-approved route to the playground use zone. This can mean safe surfacing as well as ADA-approved transfer points and ramps.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

All kids should be able to participate in elevated and ground-level play. Ramps and transfer points throughout the playground allow children of all abilities to engage. It also means all or most equipment is available to children of all levels, without a separate space for children with different needs.

VARIETY

Integrating a variety of play opportunities can allow children to explore, develop and integrate all of their senses, while supporting motor planning and social play experiences. Sensory play equipment should engage senses such as touch, hearing, movement and vision.

INTEGRATION

The play space should feel like a cohesive community where accessible and sensory-rich play opportunities are located in the midst of all the action. Good design can mean children can move organically from one piece of equipment to the next while staying part of the larger play area.

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Dr. Zoe Mailloux, a pediatric occupational therapist, is highly respected for her knowledge on the importance of play for children, including those on the autism spectrum. Zoe helps us design playgrounds that are exciting and challenging for every child.

MUST-HAVES FOR AN INCLUSIVE PLAYGROUND

ACCESSIBILITY

There must be an ADA-approved route to
the playground use zone.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

All kids should be able to participate in
elevated and ground-level play. Ramps and transfer points throughout the playground allow children of all abilities to engage

VARIETY

Integrating a variety of play opportunities
can allow children to explore, develop and integrate all of their senses, while supporting motor planning and social play experiences.

INTEGRATION

The play space should feel like a cohesive
community where accessible and sensory rich play opportunities are located in the midst of all the action.

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