The New SuperPark: An Inclusive Playground and Park

Annual Town Meeting is May 11, 2020 and an article on this project is planned to be on the Warrant. Please ask questions, get informed, and get involved!


The goal of the new SuperPark is to not only be a large, centralized playground and park for all ages but to include a universal playground, which would provide for the developmental needs of the whole child (every child) – physical, cognitive, communicative, social/emotional, and sensory. A universally accessible play environment is one that noSuperParkt only meets ADA requirements; it means an environment with inclusionary play areas that are designed for all children of all abilities and their families. Universally and inclusively designed playground environments are desired not only by families with children who have disabilities, but for community enhancement, overall. Beautiful parks attract residents and businesses, and enhances property values.

Click on the links below to learn about the history, the status, the funding, and opportunities you have for public input of this project.

 

All kids want to play. Children with disabilities are no different. “Ian” is a short, animated film inspired by the real-life Ian, a boy with a disability determined to get to the playground despite his playmates bullying him. This film sets out to show that children with disabilities can and should be included.

Watch "Ian'': A Short Film about Playground Inclusion that wins International Acclaim

A Short Film about Playground Inclusion that wins International Acclaim