Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Zachary's Playground at Hawk Ridge Park, Lake St. Louis


photo credit: Kelly T.

Location:
8392 Orf Rd
Lake St Louis, MO 63367

Amenities: playground, picnic shelters, trails, sprayground, restroom

Website: http://www.lakesaintlouis.com/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={B9F91A84-34D2-495F-9952-01B209B895E2}

Playground ground cover: poured rubber

The playground is full of ramps for easy access and the park is designed for disabled children to use along side their non-disabled peers. There is a roller slide the all the kids love. The rubber mat ground cover is awesome. There is not enough swings, but lots to do playground wise.

Thanks for the review Kelly T!

Update 5/1/13:
I finally got a chance to check out this park first hand, and it is amazing. All the elements added for children with special needs blend right into a fun playground for all children. My 3 year old LOVED the castle themed play area, she keeps asking to go back but it's a 45 minute drive for us! Within the castle playground, there are numerous types of ladders to get up on the playground - climbing walls, cubes, pedestals, rock cliffs, stairs, ramps, ropes. Two of the enclosed slides offer clear plastic windows to see out while you are sliding. To emphasize the accessibliity of the playground some of the panels in the castle structure have braille and american sign language diagrams. I love the themeing of the poured rubber ground cover - rivers, fish, frogs, a snake.

There are 2 sling swings, 2 adaptive swings and 2 baby swings, plus a tire swing. A boat themed play structure has smaller slides and a roller slide. There's a "sway fun" rocking toy which allows for a child in a wheel chair to ride along with benches on it. For some reason though, this is the only part of the playground that has a shade canopy over it. The rest of the playground is in full sun.

The park has a sprayground adjacent to the playground and also has a picnic shelter, restrooms (the baby changing station is in the family restroom), and a small lake with a paved trail around it.

photo credit: http://www.examiner.com/homeschooling-in-st-louis/zachary-s-playground-picture?slide=23694636#slide=23694641
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photo credit: http://www.stltoday.com/suburban-journals/image_a8b0c15d-5770-589a-bd50-4a8c06947a61.html
photo credit: Kelly T.











photo credit: Kelly T.
photo credit: Kelly T.
photo credit: Kelly T.







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