A visit to the neighborhood park is a pretty regular and happy activity for most kids. But for children with special needs, such as those in a wheelchair or who suffer from sensitivities associated with autism or other conditions, a trip to the park can be a daunting experience.
Round Rock’s Play for All Park (located at 151 North A.W. Grimes Blvd.) affords kids with disabilities the chance to play freely on a playground specially designed to accommodate their needs.
The park recently announced that it will double in size and expand with three new play areas and additions to the four current spaces.
Features of the park include:
- Retreat Pod
- Sensory Pod-Sand Box
- Rock Band Pod
- Rolling Hill/Performance Lawn
- Sensory Pod
- All Abilities Playscape
- All Ability Swings
- Brushy Creek Village life skills area
Play for All Park is recognized nationally for its unique dedication to special needs children. Nearly a half-million dollars in funds for the expansion were raised by the surrounding community, with additional financing provided by the Round Rock City Council.
A groundbreaking for the expansion was in early April with the project expected to be finished and ready for lots of play (for all) this coming fall.