An All-Abilities Park Opens In Wisconsin

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“Everybody has the right to play.” It says that in large letters right on the wall at the entrance to Trane All-Abilities Park. It’s a declaration that the people of La Crosse, Wisconsin made real this summer when the 2-acre park, 10 years in the making, was dedicated. Across seven play zones, the park is… Read more »

Access is Not Inclusion: The Battlecry of the Play Brigade

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A little more than four years ago, when Dawn Oates took her youngest daughter, Harper, to a neighborhood playground in Boston to play with her older twin siblings, she found herself deeply dispirited. For Harper, an eager two-year old born with a debilitating spinal cord injury at birth, there was nowhere to play. Graded walkways… Read more »