accessible playgrounds

Remember being a kid?

Take a moment to sit back and close your eyes and remember what it was like to be a kid. You attended school; you probably walked there. You would come home and have a snack, and then you would run out and play. These are some of the best times and memories of childhood. Chances […]

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Hold on to your dreams!

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Stand up and Hold On To Your Dream Maybe this is your moment Stand up and Hold On To Your Dream You know no one can take it There is a path it’s always been yours And you have the right of passage Signed in blood and sealed in tears Sending you a message Across […]

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Why worry about accessibility?

playground transfer station and child in walker, accessible?

Over five million children living in the United States have disabilities. For most of these children, the thrill of the playground is as foreign as a trip to the moon. To date most local playgrounds exclude these children. I as the Playground Fairy am dedicated to the “true spirit of children”. The park and recreation […]

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Clemyjontri is more than initials

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After working with me as one of the first benefactors for Hadley’s Park, Adele Lebowitz decided she wanted to do something more with her estate, she decided that the joy she understood that came from the children playing at Hadley’s Park would be a wonderful legacy to leave on her property. So, she decided to […]

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Inspiration formed from love

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Back in early 1998 while I was in the “building phase” of Hadley’s Park I had heard of an organization in Los Angeles that was planning on creating a fully inclusive playground and I thought, “Wow! Someone else with the same vision, a place for all children, someone who was doing the same thing that […]

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It all started with a story…

Once upon a time there were two sisters. One spring day they wanted their Mom to take them to the park and play. When they arrived at the park the older sister jumped out of the car ahead of her Mom and sister. She was so excited. “Come on Mom, hurry up! I am going […]

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