If you and your little ones are looking for something to do outside of the house, consider heading along to the Playground for All Children in the Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens. The Playground for All Children was specially designed in order to be usable by both disabled and able-bodied children by various groups including advocacy groups for the disabled. The playground was the first of its kind in New York City and led to a number of similar playgrounds being built in and around the city. The playground can be used by children with crutches and wheelchairs as well as by those without and includes a number of sensory and learning elements.
Things to Do
- Let the kids play in the Apparatus Area where they play on the swings, whoosh down the slides, or cross the area's suspension bridge!
- Enjoy a game of baseball on the diamond.
- Zoom along the Racing Track on hot days to the Water Wheel area where the children can cool off.
- Head to the nets for games of either volleyball or badminton, depending on your preference.
- Learn about nature along the Interpretive Trail which features signs explaining elements of nature in both English and Braille.
- Shoot some hoops on the playground's basketball court.
- Are the little ones tired from all the running? Sit down with them on one of the many benches around the playground.
Playground for All Children Insider Tips
- On a budget? Save money on dining out by bringing your own food to the park and having a picnic with your family.