October 04, 2012

Restoring Inclusive Play to a Community

GameTime constructed one of the first commercially available inclusive playgrounds of its kind in Cleveland, Tennessee. The ramped design and ground level activities was a project of the Cleveland Civitan Club and served the community and nearby school for more than 30 years.

As the community grew, and as ADA guidelines changed, it became apparent that a new playground was needed. Once again, the Cleveland Civitan Club turned to GameTime to design an inclusive playground that would provide a safe and fun environment for children of all abilities.

GameTime designed a playground with ramps throughout the play system so that children using mobility devices could explore the play space alongside their peers. We added ground level and accessible, elevated activities like interactive panels and musical instruments that encourage cooperative play. We utilized every possible space on the playground. There is an overhead ladder beneath the Sky Bridge. Beneath the decks are seats, storefront panels and more so that no space is wasted.

The result is a playground that continues to provide inclusive play opportunities in a community that has long understood and embraced the idea that all children have a right to play.