The City of San Jose goes the extra mile when it comes to creating truly inclusive play environments for children of all abilities. Adopting design standards pioneered by Landscape Structures called Universally Accessible Play (UAP), the City’s Parks and Recreation commission requested staff in 2010 to go beyond existing Federal access standards to provide enhanced social and creative play opportunities for kids of all abilities. “When special needs children have limited access to play with able bodied children,” says Evelyn Velez-Rosario, a City Parks Manager, “they miss out on an opportunity to develop important social skills.” Click here to learn more about Universally Accessible Playground design. To visit Landscape Structures Inclusive Play products, click here!
Visit one of the City’s new Universally Accessible Playgrounds (UAPs), including the newest Landscape Structures “Nature-Themed” playground at the historic Frank Bramhall Park (located on Willow Street and Camino Ramon) in the Willowside District near downtown San Jose.
Willow Street & Camino Ramon
1487 Nisich Drive
Paul Moore Park
Cherry Avenue at Hillsdale Avenue
Newhall Street & Campbell Avenue
Rainbow & Blaney