Inclusive Playgrounds

Playing should be accessible for all abilities and that is why inclusive playgrounds are so important not only for kids with different abilities but for communities as well. Summit County Public Health partners with Akron Parks Collaborative to increase physical activity options in our priority communities.

After much deliberation, it has been decided that work this year will be focused on Jewett Park. Many of the direct neighbors would like to see the park revitalized and usable again. Community partners involved in this initiative include L.I.N.K.S. Community and Family Services, Akron Parks Collaborative, City of Akron, and Habitat for Humanity. Kerr Park is a 2.4-acre city park located just south of Copley Road. The park is in store for some major upgrades which include repurposing the tennis courts and ballfield while replacing and relocating the existing play equipment. Proposed inclusive play equipment includes Sway Fun Wheelchair Glider, Tic-Tac-Toe Panel, Stationary Cycler, Sensory Play Panels, and a four-seated We-saw.