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Accessible park playgrounds in Reno and Sparks

By December 9, 2012

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There are two accessible park playgrounds in the Truckee Meadows - one in Reno and one in Sparks.

Park playground in Reno, Nevada, NV
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In Reno, the accessible playground is called Inspiration Station. It is located in Dick Taylor Memorial Park, 1140 Beech Street in north Reno. The playground is near the University of Nevada campus and is designed to work for all kids, especially those in wheelchairs. There are special swings and a soft rubber material covering the ground that is sturdy enough to support wheelchairs. There are even accessible features for adults. For more information, contact Reno Parks, Recreation & Community Services at (775) 334-2262.

The all abilities playground in Sparks is in Pah Rah Mountain Park at 1750 Shadow Lane, behind Jerry Whitehead Elementary School. The playground has many features allowing access to children in wheelchairs or on crutches, such as a carousel with ramps, special swing seats, and a merry-go-round with a safety net. There are features for kids without disabilities, too, such as a climbing structure that lets children scramble all over without coming back to the ground. Contact Sparks Parks and Recreation for more information - (775) 353-2376.

Of course, these are far from the only parks around Reno. Learn more about many of our great parks from "Reno, Sparks, Lake Tahoe Parks."

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