Navigate Life Texas: Resources for kids with disabilities and special needs

Navigate Life Texas: Resources for kids with disabilities and special needs

Play for All Park in Round Rock, Texas

03/30/2016 | Published by: Beth Coke

The “Play for All Abilities” Park at 151 North AW Grimes Boulevard in Round Rock, Texas, is a fun place for all children. The park is gated, has lots of shade to help with our Texas heat, and is set away from busy streets to keep everyone safe.

A 5-year community effort brought this dream to life. What began as a need for an adaptive swing soon turned into a mission by the community to serve all its children, no matter their needs and skills.

The park was designed to help children develop gross and fine motor skills, creativity, and strength. It has a retreat pod, a sensory pod, and sandbox. There is also a playscape and swings, a “village life” skills area, and a rock band pod.

A rolling hill and performance lawn, like the rest of the park, is for everyone and is wheelchair safe. Made for play as well as learning, you can invite your therapist along to work in a fun outdoor setting.

The park serves more than 100,000 children from Williamson County and the surrounding areas. At 51,000 square feet, it is sure to have something for all of your family. Try the swings that can hold wheelchairs. Take a walk through the Brushy Creek Village and watch your children enjoy buildings made just their size. There is so much to do here!

This is a great place for all children and their parents to spend a relaxing day enjoying the beautiful Texas weather and each other. Service animals are allowed, and standard city park rules apply. Open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., there is plenty of time to meet friends, play, and make lasting family memories for years to come.

You can find more information on the park at the official park website.

For additional accessible places to take your family, go to Find Services, Groups, and Events on this website.

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