Inclusive Playground Opening Ceremony
The opening ceremony is free to the community and offers snacks, beverages, activities and a playground for children of all abilities to enjoy. Springfield Pediatric Rehab is located at 1345 North Fountain Blvd., Springfield, OH 45504.
This project was generously funded through the Mercy Health Foundation of Clark & Champaign Counties. The new playground offers a welcoming environment for children to have fun while developing their sensory skills, motor skills, social skills, emotional skills and strength.
Completed in October 2017, the playground includes:
- An adaptive swing
- A soft, level surface ground covering for wheelchair accessibility
- Gait trainer accessibility and level surfaces for kids with balance challenges
- A ramp with access to activities for those with all abilities
- Various play structures chosen specifically for those with disabilities to achieve optimal function
“Mercy Health’s inclusive playground is an important step toward making accessible amenities available in our city. According to the last census, 14 percent of Springfield’s population has a disability. We’re happy to provide an environment that welcomes every child to play,” said Matt Caldwell, President and CEO of Mercy Health – Springfield. “We hope you’ll join us for this opening ceremony!”
Mercy Health – Springfield Pediatric Rehabilitation provides exceptional outpatient rehabilitation to children with disabilities, developmental delays and injuries. It also runs a daily clinic at Mercy Memorial Hospital in Urbana that offers physical and occupational therapy and speech/language pathology.
For more information, please call Mercy Health – Springfield Pediatric Rehabilitation at 937-390-5023.