Madison’s Place – Woodbury, MN
Madison’s Place is an inclusive playground, fully ramped and includes many sensory-stimulating activities including the Cozy Dome, Sway Fun glider, Sensory Play Center, OmniSpin spinner, Oodle Swing and Roller table. A custom sensory tunnel with a Kaleidoscope of colors and light was added to delight all children as they discover the pathway. The Madison Claire Foundation was established by Madison’s parents after she passed away to create this fabulous playground to honor their daughter and to help other families create a lifetime of happy memories.
Prince George Childcare Center
Prince George’s County Employee’s Childcare Center in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, was formerly a prison. Today it is an imaginative garden that grows the young minds and bodies of kids ages 6 months to 5 years. The courtyard is divided into four play areas, where kids follow the journey of a caterpillar becoming a butterfly. A larger-than-life caterpillar crawl tunnel welcomes explorers into an enormous, interactive garden. PlayBooster® playstructures are outfitted with flowers, ladybugs, bees, ants, mushrooms and leaves to create an immersive outdoor experience. As they travel through the garden—climbing giant blades of grass, playing in the butterfly-shaped sandbox and sliding down a flower petal—kids learn the skills they need to transition into kindergarten.
Wabun Picnic Area Park
Not only does this playground in Minneapolis, Minnesota, step back in time with its thematic nod to its origins as an auto tourist camp. It also takes a giant step forward as the first inclusive playground within the city’s parks system. The 2- to 5-year-old area features a classic car with a finger maze on the grill, plus a Sway Fun® glider that’s been outfitted with a custom surround to make it look like a camper trailer. The PlayBooster® playstructure for kids ages 5 to 12 has wood-like siding and cobblestone features to capture the idea of simple cabins. Sturdy “tents” are perfect for hiding under and climbing over. An accessible scavenger hunt encourages kids to work together as they explore the play area.