INDIAN TRAIL – Staff with Indian Trail’s Parks and Recreation Department will be on hand 3 to 5 p.m. April 13 at Crooked Creek Park to highlight all the unique features of the new All-Inclusive Playground. They will be available to talk to parents and kids about what types of programs they would like to see offered and what amenities are coming to the park.
The 6,000-square-foot All-Inclusive Playground boasts a number of play panels, a soft surface and other features for children with special needs.
With accessible ramps and play panels specifically created for youth of all ages and needs, as well as a pour-in-place rubber surface to provide easy mobility for wheelchairs, the All-Inclusive Playground brings a much-needed element to the community.
“It’s so important in everything we do that we stop and ask ourselves the question, ‘What more could we do here, what extra step could we take, to make sure we have something great for everyone to enjoy?’” Parks and Recreation Director Jay Tryon said. “This new All-Inclusive Playground is such an important step in that direction, to make sure every family who comes to Crooked Creek Park has something really special they can enjoy.”
Included in the playground are Braille, sprocket and paddleball panels, as well as touch and play piano and drums. Panels help tune fine-motor skills and sensory and cognitive development.
“The adaptive/inclusive playground created by the Town of Indian Trail is a perfect way to allow children with disabilities to have a quality and safe place to play and get exercise,” said Keith Fishburne, president of Special Olympics North Carolina. “Everyone deserves the chance to play and feel a part of their community. We think it’s great that this playground will provide wonderful memories for many children in the years to come.”