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Accessible Playgrounds
in Illinois
Barrington

Citizens Park--511 Lake Zurich Road at Route 14
Home of the Pepper Family Treehouse, a
Forever Young accessible treehouse.

Miller Park--Lincoln & Summit Streets
This 8-acre park includes a handicap-accessible playground area and the Scout Cabin

Chicago

Columbus Park --500 South Central Avenue
This is a Boundless Playground

Mt. Greenwood Park --3724 W. 111th St.
This is a Boundless Playground


Danville

Playground for Everyone--Located within Winter Park, 900 Winter Avenue
This 10,000 square foot playground in a project of AMBUCs, Danville Chapter and was designed
around nearly 100% accessability. The equipment is designed so that disabled children can play on
the equipment - not just roll up and sit on it.

Independence Park--Located at Lincoln Park, 1000 Logan Avenue
Another AMBUCS project that is smaller than Playground for Everyone, but contains different
equipment.

Spraypark for Everyone--Located at Danville municiple swimming pool at Garfield Park
Other AMBUCS project is a zero-depth water play area accessible to all people, regardless of their
ability.


Deerfield

Deerspring Park--200 Deerfield Rd
The playground has rampways, slides, climbing structures and other components" and was built
within the framework of existing trees at Deerspring Park to give it a "treehouse" feel.

Morton Grove

Prairie View Park-- 6834 Dempster
NuToys, a La Grange-based company provided much of the equipment. The pathways are made of a
rubber material. The equipment was placed where children in wheelchairs could reach, such as in a
sandbox area with special scoops, he said. The playground also includes special rock-climbing
surfaces, and activity areas with a sign-language board and items with textures that attract children
with disabilities.

Prospect Heights

Country Garden Parks--901 N. Schoenbeck Rd
Country Gardens Park features a playground designed by
Kompan, tennis courts, an outdoor
basketball court, soccer fields and a picnic shelter.
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