What is a BoundlessTM Playground?
The Boundless Playgrounds® organization is the recognized leader in helping communities develop inclusive playgrounds. The difference between a Boundless playground and a traditional playground is in the subtle design features one might not notice, but that make a profound difference to a child or adult with special needs.
A Boundless playground gives children of abilities opportunities for inclusive, side-by-side play; removes the barriers that limit childhood exploration and development; and provides rigorous and challenging activities. Some of the distinguishing features that help achieve these goals include:
· Accessible pathways & surfacing
· Alternate routes to reach equipment and activities
· Swings and equipment for all abilities
· Sensory rich activities
· Cozy gathering spots
· Balancing activities
Boundless Playgrounds is the first national, non-profit organization dedicated to helping communities create extraordinary playgrounds where all children, with and without disabilities, can develop essential skills for life as they learn together through play. There are more than 100 Boundless playgrounds open in over 20 states and Canada and dozens more are currently in development. Boundless Playgrounds, based in Connecticut, was founded in 1997 by a passionate team of parents and professionals. For more information visit, www.boundlessplaygrounds.org.