Welcome to the Inclusive Playground at Hollstein Reservation page. There are approximately 100 unique playgrounds around the country today for children with developmental disabilities. Some focus on water play, others focus on structured play or natural play. With the outdoor play area, our goal is to combine the three types of play into one exciting playground so children of all abilities can play with their family.
Admission to the Inclusive Playground and outdoor Splash Pad is $2 per person.
ART WALL TILE SPONSORSHIP
Be a part of history by sponsoring a piece of the inclusive playground’s art wall. The goal of the playground is to provide a place for children of all ages and abilities to experience the outdoors in different ways including structured play, natural play and water play. The play area is an inclusive place where children with disabilities can play alongside family members.
Tile sponsors can decorate and dedicate a ceramic tile for the art wall. The display doubles as seating near the water play area outside Mercy Health and Recreation Center. Sponsors can choose from a variety of tile sizes, decorate the tile during an art workshop, or simply dedicate the tile to a friend or loved one.
The inclusive playground is the newest of its kind in Northeast Ohio.
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WATER PLAY AREA
What better way to cool off in the summer months than to play in a large water play area? Children of all ages and abilities will be able to use the area and enjoy the play features. The water area will have different settings to accomodate children with different developmental disabilities. Children in wheelchairs will be able to use ponchos to protect the wheelchair as they roll through one water feature after another. Water will also be shut off that sprays up for children in wheelchairs or using walkers. With a schedule of when to activate different settings, the water play area will be a fun place for children to enjoy.
As a special way to thank those who have made the outdoor project a reality through monetary donations, a wall of tiles has been constructed. Donors created their own tile and dedicated these tiles to be part of the art wall, which doubles as a seating area. The art wall will continue to grow over the years as we continue to expand along the wall.
What play area would be complete without swings? The swingset is equipped for children in wheelchairs and other developmental disabilities.
Children can let their imagination run wild in the sand box. The area will be covered, allowing children to play for hours without fear or sunburn.
The playground has a stocked pond, where children can fish. An accessible dock makes it easy for children with wheelchairs to reach the water’s edge.
A village of four tent structures provides unique experiences for children to explore. Each structure houses a different children’s activity.
LIVING WILLOW HUT
Imagine running through a canopy of willows. This hut is open on both ends to allow easy walkthrough. Children in wheelchairs are able to access the hut on a trail.
Children can climb a small rock pile to simulate rock climbing. The pile is a gradual incline.
An in ground slide gives children with developmental disabilities the ability to go down the slide safely without having to climb a ladder.
In the winter months, the small hill will be a great place to try sledding.
A place for children to express their artistic side, the stage is open for any and all to use.
The playground has its very own tree house with different levels easily accessible by ramps.
Get lost in a maze of bamboo during the summer months. Each year, the design will change.