Inclusive Play

Playground on T. Stevens DayNo child should have to sit on the sidelines and watch their peers play. Anchorage Park Foundation works with our community to plan and develop even more accessible playgrounds in the Anchorage Bowl.

Through “Inclusive Play”, we create outdoor spaces where children and adults of all abilities can play together.

With the vision and support of dedicated community members, we have been able to install six inclusive playgrounds across Anchorage providing safe play spaces and access for Alaskans young and old of all ability levels.

Parks with Inclusive Playgrounds

We plan to install inclusive playgrounds in South Anchorage Sports ParkMuldoon Town Square Park, Jewel Lake Park, Taku Lake Park, Chugach Foothills Park, Ruth Arcand Park, and more! Keep checking back for updates.

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Learn more about what Inclusive Play means and community efforts in Anchorage in our guide here: Inclusive Play Guide

For more information about Inclusive Play, please contact:

Andrew Mullins
Andrew@anchorageparkfoundation.org
907.249.6652


Play is for everyone!
Three Anchorage moms started Parks for All to allow their children, families and friends, and all Alaskans to enjoy Alaska’s awesome outdoor experience–together.  In 2013, we built Anchorage’s first two inclusive playgrounds thanks to the support of local legislators, the medical community, Parks & Recreation, Anchorage Downtown Rotary, local non-profits, and the Anchorage Park Foundation. We currently have six inclusive playgrounds, as well as momentum and a vision to build many more! Now children who experience disabilities can play independently in a safe environment, and parents, grandparents, and veterans with disabilities are able to play with their children without barriers.

Major Donors:

  • Alaska State Legislature
  • Mental Health Trust Authority
  • Rotary International
  • Rasmuson Foundation

Supporting Community Members and Organizations:

Rasmuson Foundation, Access Alaska, Hope Community Resources, Inc, Office of U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski, United Way of Anchorage, Municipality of Anchorage, Sitelines, The Foraker Group, Assembly Member Elvi Gray-Jackson, Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Special Education, Military Family Readiness JBER, Stone Soup Group, Arc of Anchorage, Challenge Alaska, Equine Assisted Therapy- Alaska, Programs for Infants and Children, Special Olympics, Healthy Futures, Alaska Center for the Blind, USKH, Land Design North, Ted Stevens Foundation, Challenge Alaska, and Special Olympics.

Ways You Can Get Involved in Parks for All

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  • Participate in public meetings to create a Strategic Plan for Inclusive Playgrounds. Contact the Anchorage Park Foundation, 907.274.1003, andrew@anchorageparkfoundation.org
  • Like Parks for All on Facebook to stay fresh and informed
  • Make a contribution to the Parks for All campaign
  • Write or call your legislator and tell them you support a legislative grant to the Parks for All campaign
  • Spread the word in your community about the Playground for All campaign.

Parks for All Resources:

Alliance for Childhood

Inclusive Play

Landscape Structures Inc.

Playworld

STAR Center

UN Human Rights

 

To contribute to the Parks for All campaign, please visit our donate page.