Changing Colors: The Blog of Spectrum Pediatrics

April 10, 2014

A Playground that Can’t Be Missed

By: Ashley Glasser, OTR/L

Recently, we featured a post on activities to keep children entertained indoors while snow, sleet, and slush pounded us outdoors.  As the sun and warmth start to reappear, we hope to slowly start to venture outside again. Parks and playgrounds are beginning to be swarming with families eager to stretch their legs and soak up some Vitamin D.

clemyjontri playgroundThere are multiple parks and playgrounds in the DC and Northern Virginia area, but one in particular definitely deserves mentioning. Clemyjontri Park is unique in its accessibility options for children with physical, sensory, and developmental disabilities.  As they describe, “Clemyjontri Park features a unique playground where children of all abilities can play side-by-side.”

Take a look: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/clemyjontri/

liberty swing clemyjontri

 

 

This special park includes:

  1. Four “outdoor” rooms that include sensory and physical accommodations
  2. A carousel
  3. A Liberty Swing for children in a wheelchair (the first in Virginia!)
  4. Jungle gyms
  5. Transportation themed toys
  6. Swings
  7. Mazes
  8. A shelter for picnics and a little shade

This park is fun for all!

All pictures are courtesy from the link listed above.

 

 

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