Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Check This Out!

There is a park near our home, that was made to be accessible for children with handicaps. Before having Gavin I thought it was a great park and that it was a wonderful thing to have. Now that I have Gavin, it means even more to me! There are so many places that are difficult to go to when you have a child in a stroller or wheelchair. It's heartwarming to know that there are people out there trying to make fun a little bit easier for those who can't always share in the fun.

All of our boys enjoy going here. I'm not sure how much Gavin gets out of the experience, but I love knowing that it's there for him. Plus, it provides stimulation for him, which is a great thing. During the flu season we are stuck inside so much, that he gets a little frightened being out in the world. It's so important to get him out during the summer months, to get him used to things and to stimulate his brain and senses.

Isn't this a wonderful place to do this?! There should be more places like this! Do you know of any other resources like this?

"He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength." Isaiah 40:29


Lacey said...

What a great place. I bet there are not a lot of these. probably only ones that people sponser because they know a special needs child.

Stephanie said...

Yours is really neat! We have one in town. It was built probably 10 years ago, but it looks brand new. In our area, AMBUCS does this. I can't think of what the acronym stands for right now. They just opened a new one right down the road from us. This one is a "Sprayground" for everybody. Sort of playground/water park in one. They are re-doing the public pool and the Boys & Girls club is in the same park. We haven't been down there yet because I don't want to get Christopher's wheelchair wet. Have to see if I can go get pics sometime.

Have fun!!!


Hope said...

What a wonderful park!! We need one here. We own a construction company and my hubby donated his time/labor to put in concrete handicap ramps at a neighborhood park. That's all the city would do. Sad.

Alicia said...

So totally awesome!! I am so glad places like this exist. Special kids need to feel included too. And for Gavin to be able to play with his brothers outside like this ~ priceless!!

My name is Sarah said...

Oh that is so great. Looks like they all have fun.

Shan said...

I'm jealous that you have one of those! The nearest accessable playground for us is 3 hours drive away :( Does Gavin love swinging? Marie does!

It's wonderful that your boys are big enough to carry him but little enough to enjoy playing with him still:) Loving that haircut too! Handsome boy!

Annette Gysen said...

That is so cool, Alicia! I had no idea we had anything like that around here. Looks like they all have fun there.