Handicap-accessible parks provide medically complex families and their loved ones with the opportunity to participate in recreational activities that are often inaccessible to them. With this in mind, The Unforgotten Families will share some of the best adaptive playgrounds nationwide.
Morgan’s Wonderland in San Antonio, Texas
Created by two devoted parents, Morgan’s Wonderland is a first-of-its-kind inclusive theme park offering a wide range of rides and activities for individuals with disabilities and unique needs.
“Every day we work to provide an extraordinary place where smiles and laughter lead to wonderful memories with family members, friends, and caregivers. We want Morgan’s Wonderland to be a place where the common element of play creates an atmosphere of inclusion for those with and without disabilities while encouraging everyone to gain a greater understanding of one another.”Morgan’s Wonderland | Our Vision
Can Do Playground in Wilmington, Delaware
This park is fully accessible and offers a range of play structures, swings, and sensory play areas for kids with all abilities. Additionally, you can learn more about this 27,000-square-foot adaptive playground here: www.destateparks.com/GoPlay/CanDoPlayground.
Wheelchair Accessible Trails in Arizona
- Rim Trail
- Crescent Moon Ranch
- Dead Horse Ranch State Park
Moreover, check out the complete list of wheelchair-accessible trails for your medically complex family today and visit www.visitarizona.com/like-a-local/accessible-trails-in-arizona/.
If your family loves National Parks, you can also check out The Most Accessible National Parks in the U.S. by Condé Nast Traveler or The Most Wheelchair-friendly National Parks in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure.
Griffith Park in Los Angeles, California
With over 4,000 acres of land, Griffith Park has everything your family needs to have a great day at the park! Griffith Park includes:
- Bike rentals
- Picnic tables
- Camping areas
- Horseback riding
Similarly, there is an inclusive playground called Shane’s Inspiration. Shane’s Inspiration is a playground created for children of all abilities. It is part of a larger organization, Inclusion Matters. To date, Inclusion Matters has opened up more than 70 handicap-accessible parks nationwide.
Find out more about their playgrounds by visiting www.inclusionmatters.org/our-playgrounds/!
While there are many other handicap-accessible parks across the United States, our hope is that this blog can help bring awareness to these incredible inclusive resources and inspire your family to pick a new inclusive vacation destination.
Let us know where your favorite handicap-accessible park is, and tag us on social media @theunforgottenfamilies.