Why Does It Matter?

Traditional playgrounds, Stewart Park's included, can make it difficult or even impossible for children with disabilities or mobility impairments to navigate and use the equipment to fully enjoy their playground experience.  
 

The new Stewart Park Playground will be like no other in the region: innovatively and creatively designed, It will be an accessible playground for children of all abilities.

 


Through Chelsea's Eyes

 
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Currently, our family becomes separated when we visit the Stewart Park playground. It’s like we are not even there as a family. I can’t bring my daughter Karina to the playground without my husband because I can’t physically carry her for as long as she wants to play.

The new Stewart Park Playground will give Karina independence. An inclusive playspace will mean she can move around freely next to her peers and sisters... This playground will mean no limits - just a place for Karina to be herself, free in her own body.
— Chelsea, a local Ithacan whose daughter Karina uses a wheelchair