Build an inclusive, all abilities playground in the city of Apple Valley, Minnesota.

Build an inclusive, all abilities playground in the city of Apple Valley, Minnesota.

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Tara Nelson started this petition to The City of Apple Valley Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee and City Council

The South of the River Inclusive Playground Coalition is a group of local residents, collaborating to find ways to make the parks and playgrounds in the south metro not only accessible, but inclusive for all children and families, including those with disabilities.

Many people know that all parks and playgrounds must meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards, but many may not understand that those standards are the bare minimum and often only apply to a small population of people with disabilities. While the parks in Apple Valley meet the basic standard by providing adaptive swings or a similar piece of equipment along with some other components, these parks are not fully inclusive of all abilities. Surfaces may be difficult to navigate while equipment may not be accessible or developmentally appropriate.

inclusive playgrounds are thoughtfully designed spaces where all people are included regardless of ability. Physical barriers are broken down while access is made possible not only physically but also through social and sensory engagement. A place where the design and components make it clear that all are truly welcome.   

Please help us by showing your support of bringing a fully inclusive, all abilities playground to the city of Apple Valley, MN. 

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