LEO’s Haven was an idea spurred on by Patricia Potts, who wanted to create a local play space where her son Oliver could play alongside his sisters and friends. Oliver uses a wheelchair and after visiting another inclusive playground in a neighboring county, this family brought their dream of an inclusive playground for kids of all abilities home to their community. Collaborating with Inclusion Matters by Shane’s Inspiration, community members and the county, LEO’s Haven opened in 2020 as the first fully inclusive playground in Santa Cruz County.
This farm themed, fully inclusive playground includes a wide variety of features that allow kids of all ages and abilities to play together. Among the features included are a custom barn playstructure with accessible ramping, a custom concrete Sensory Barn and Farmers Market, We-Saw inclusive group see-saw, swings, activity panels that encourage language development in both English and Spanish and so much more!
Santa Cruz, California
Santa Cruz County
Inclusion Matters by Shane's Inspiration
Landscape Structures Play Equipment, DuMor Site Furniture