Building A Playground for All

Phase I is open!

In mid-September 2018, The Friends of Stewart Park held a Community Build of the area’s first Accessible Playground. Over six days, twelve hours a day, and in three shifts a day, over 900 volunteers and 45 organizations worked alongside playground design firm Play by Design to create the pre-school sections of a new playground for children of all abilities. This beautifully-designed inclusive playground will dramatically enhance Stewart Park as a regional destination for families, individuals, children of all ages, and visitors. Learn More.

Phase II coming Summer 2019

Phase II of the playground build will feature a large, school-age structure, a long, gently-sloped berm that connects to the play structure at different elevations, culminating at the Cayuga Lake Overlook, a protective cover for the Carousel and parking improvements. Learn More.

Design and Accessibility


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