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ADDRESS: 11151 Colorado Blvd Thornton, CO 80233

With multiple playstructures—an Evos® playsystem, a Weevos® playsystem and a PlayBooster® playstructure—kids of all ages and abilities will enjoy an imaginative play area that invites endless activity. Along with extensive ramping, a truly inclusive experience is achieved with the addition of Freestanding elements including the Sway Fun® Glider, the Sensory Play Center®, the Cozy Dome® and more.


ADDRESS: 7306 W Bowles Ave Littleton, CO 80123

Opened in 2019, It has a number of structures and swings with ramp and solid surface access and includes a ground level merry-go-round and a number of sensory fixtures adjacent to the ramps surrounding the play area. While a large portion of the area is still filled with wood chips, the designers are definitely working toward inclusion.


ADDRESS: 200 Kipling St Lakewood, CO 80226

The playstructure is ADA-accessible and features a multi-functional Sensory Play Center® and sensory-rich Roller Table™. Additionally, the We-saw™ pairs a gentle rocking motion with the opportunity for teamwork. Get aboard the SwayFun® Glider for a truly communal experience. The bright, friendly color scheme is topped off with a shade system.


ADDRESS: 1239 East Kiowa Fort Morgan, CO 80701

Opened in 2021. Surfacing is pour-in-place rubber. There is a wheelchair glider, a ramped structure, and social and sensory activities. The splash pad is located directly next to the playground.


ADDRESS: 2626 W Horsetooth Rd Fort Collins, CO 80526

This is a Shane’s Inspiration Playground with equipment from Landscape Structures. The playground consultant on the project was Rocky Mountain Recreation. The complete park boasts 100 acres nestled against the foothills of western Fort Collins. The park includes: a 2+ acre dog park complete with a lake for our doggie paddling pals,a free ride course for endless mountain biking fun, picnic shelters, trails, open turf areas, ballfields, lighted basketball and tennis courts, Art in Public Places projects, and scenic landscapes.

The park has with easy access to Cottonwood Glen Neighborhood Park and Pine Ridge Natural Area. Spring Canyon Community Park also plays a key role in connecting Fort Collins hard surface trail system as Spring Creek Trail and Fossil Creek Trail connect at the park. There are parking lots at either end of the park; on the north side at Overland Trail and the south side at Horsetooth Road.


ADDRESS: Midway Park Midway Blvd and Laurel St. Broomfield, CO 80026

The playground, on the north side of Midway Boulevard between Laurel and Kohl streets, is considered “sensory” because it has an accessible swing for children with special needs, as well as ramps and a soft, smooth play surface for people who use wheelchairs or other mobility devices.


ADDRESS: 101 N Bermont Avenue Lafayette, CO 80026
Behind Lafayette Elementary School

The mission of Kids’ Park Lafayette is to provide a safe, accessible, learning and recreational environment to people of ALL ages and ALL abilities. There are two accessible playgrounds divided by age groups. In addition to the accessible playgrounds, there is an accessible Sensory Botanical Garden on the grounds of Lafayette Elementary School which stimulates the senses through use of flowers and plants (sight and smell), musical instruments, chimes, and seed pods (hearing), textured plants (touch), and edible herbs (taste).


ADDRESS: 820 Main St. Longmont, CO 80501

Key features of the playground which opened in 2015 include areas of music, motion, and sanctuary such as sensory elements with drums, xylophones, and a boat that sways; a slide equipped to eliminate static electricity that can inhibit the play experience for students with cochlear implants; and visual panels with letters, numbers, and puzzles that include braille. The playground also features an area for outdoor experiential learning, including sandblasted animal footprints and a garden area with plants for identification and discovery.


ADDRESS: 1605 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Colorado Springs, CO 80901

Memorial Park at 1605 E. Pike’s Peak Ave. in Colorado Spings opened in 2010. This is a Shane’s Inspiration Playground and is designed to be totally accessible and inclusive. These playgrounds are for children with disabilities to play along with typically-abled children. These free, outdoor inclusive play environments are age-appropriate and include safe, state-of-the-art, sensory-rich structures that encourage healing in children with developmental disabilities such as Autism, Down Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy.


ADDRESS: 23701 E Hinsdale Way Aurora, CO 80016

The city of Aurora’s Red-tailed Hawk Park is the first inclusive playground in the city. This 8,000-square-foot inclusive playground is brought to life with features like a sensory garden, play equipment, musical instruments and other sensory experiences through sound, color, texture and movement that children of all abilities have the opportunity to enjoy.

Play equipment includes swings, spinners, zip-line, slides and so much more all accessible to kids in wheelchairs and walkers. This inclusive playground is gathering place that invites and inspires smiles, fun and laughs for all children to enjoy together.


ADDRESS: 10376 Wadsworth Boulevard Westminster, CO 80021

The area’s first accessible playground, Westminster’s Sensory Park has served families of all abilities for the past 17 years. Ramps run throughout the equipment and kids can enjoy adaptive swings. There is also a sand pit and instruments, as well as a water area. A wavy sidewalk serves as a space for kids to work on motor skills and perception. Note that there are no bathrooms at the park, so plan accordingly.


ADDRESS: 715 Prospect Lake Drive Colorado Springs, CO 80910

A 100% universally accessible playground that was designed with the assistance of Shane’s Inspiration, a nonprofit organization based in Los Angeles, CA that specializes in universally accessible playground design. It has a PlayBooster® playstructure which brings nature right into the playground. With lots of unique components like the log slide, log crawl tunnel, Natural Climbers and the custom flower shade structure. There are accessible pathways and rubber surfacing; cozy spots where children can gather; harnessed swings with back support; and elevated sand tables and activity panels. The play area also includes accessible picnic areas and family-style restrooms. The playground equipment Landscape Structures Inc. and was built by Rocky Mountain Recreation.