Inclusive Playground at Swift-Cantrell Park
The idea for an inclusive playground began in 2018 and came to fruition in 2020. In partnership with the Swift-Cantrell Park Foundation, the City of Kennesaw and Kennesaw Parks & Recreation celebrated the Grand Opening for the Inclusive Playground at Swift-Cantrell Park on January 9, 2020. At the Grand Opening Celebration, the Swift-Cantrell Park Foundation donated $100,000 to the City of Kennesaw for the project. The Inclusive Playground at Swift-Cantrell Park is located at 3140 Old 41 Hwy NW.
The main play structure has 40 feet of shade, wheelchair accessible ramps that lead to a ropes tower, sensory stations, an eight (8) person wheelchair sway fun and a slide. The ramp system also leads to pod climbers, a tunnel system and climbing apparatuses.
- The Sensory Play Center engages the sense and helps kids of all abilities further their development as they play together. Built-in tactile elements encourage kids to explore various rough and smooth textures and shapes.
- The We-Go-Round is fully wheelchair accessible and allows kids of all abilities to interact in a fun environment. It can be turned from the inside or outside, allowing everyone to participate in the fun, and will accommodate up to eight (8) people.
- The Loft has 20 interactive activities addressing developmentally appropriate skills: Shapes Panel, Image Panel, Steps, Mailbox Talk Tube, Flower Gear Panel, Alphabet Panel, Bubble Window, Counting Panel, Belt Climber, Flower/Leaf Spinners, Clock, Colors Mat, Seats, Find-It Sign, Lower Level Clubhouse, Crawl Tunnel, Vegetable/Leaf Sliders, Belt Seat, Slide and a Faces Panel.