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Exploring Fun Spaces for All Kids: More Inclusive Parks & Playgrounds on Long Island

kids playing on heavy bags in indoor sensory gym

Continuing from last Friday's post, here are some incredible parks and play spaces on Long Island, NY, that go the extra mile to ensure children with supportive needs can enjoy every moment of playtime!

In Nassau County:

1. Cedar Creek Park in Seaford: Features a wheelchair-accessible playground and swings designed for children with disabilities.

2. Sunset Park & Blumenfeld Family Park in Port Washington: Offers wheelchair-accessible swings and slides, creating an inclusive play environment.

3. Bay Park in East Rockaway: This park has multiple play structures and a spray park that are perfect for young children.

4. Let All The Children Play @ Eisenhower Park in East Meadow: A 2-acre accessible playground, along with facilities like an accessible baseball field and tennis courts. It was designed to be accessible to children of all abilities and features adapted structures, ramps, swings and other equipment.

5. Camp ANCHOR in Lido Beach: A six-week summer camp program serving children and adults with special needs.

6. Parise Park in Cedarhurst: This park has an accessible sprinkler area and a well contained playground with a fence and good visibility.

7. Social Play Haus in Huntington Station: Features a sensory room and various play areas.

indoor sensory playground of children

In Suffolk County:

1. Veterans Park in East Northport: A playground tailored for children with disabilities, complete with wheelchair-accessible swings and slides.

2. Pickle Park in Greenlawn: An inclusive swing area for children of all abilities.

3. Children's Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton: Provides sensory-friendly events and a special needs play area amidst a world of discovery.

4. The Adventure Park at Long Island in Wheatley Heights: Adventure awaits, with ziplining and obstacle courses designed for all children to enjoy.

5. Martha Clara Vineyard in Riverhead: Delight in outdoor activities, including a petting zoo and a playground designed for children with disabilities.

climbing apparatus at gym

And Suffolk County continues to shine: 1. Heckscher Park in Huntington: Offering a playground with wheelchair-accessible swings and slides.

2. Safari Adventure in Riverhead: An indoor play space with a special section for kids with special needs.

3. Flight Adventure Park in Ronkonkoma: An indoor adventure park with activities designed for children with disabilities.

Always check with these spaces in advance to ensure they meet your child's unique needs. Let's celebrate the places that make every child's smile shine a little brighter!

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