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Jonathan’s Dream

In 1994, Amy Barzach was playing with her two sons when she noticed a little girl in a wheelchair, crying, unable to join in because the playground wasn’t accessible to her. The next year, when a disability changed the way her own child, Jonathan, could play, Amy remembered that little

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Playground Rebuild Scheduled This Weekend – West Hartford, CT

With a team build scheduled for next weekend, plans for the Jonathan’s Dream Reimagined playground behind the Mandell Jewish Community Center is starting to materialize. On Friday, some playground equipment stood on its own while others sat waiting in the parking lot outside. The original beams at the front of

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Shane’s Inspiration had the honor of returning to Cuenca, Ecuador

Two weeks ago, Shane’s Inspiration had the honor of returning to Cuenca, Ecuador…the site of the first fully-inclusive playground in the Country, which we celebrated the opening of in November, 2013. Our goal was to help the City’s municipal agency, Accion Social, launch school and community programs that help utilize

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Avens Village

Greeley’s Beautiful Commitment to Inclusion Comes to Life!

Last Saturday, Shane’s Inspiration joined the community of Greeley, Colorado in celebrating the opening of Aven’s Village: a fully-inclusive playground. Two days prior, Marnie Norris, our Director of Programs, held program trainings for recreation staff and local educators to help implement Together, We Are Able and My PlayClub. This playground

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Opening of our 59th Inclusive Playground

Shane’s Inspiration celebrated the opening of our 59th Inclusive Playground at Harvard Recreation Center in Los Angeles yesterday! Jackie Tatum Playground, designed by Shane’s Inspiration, was built in partnership with the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, Too Small to Fail, Landscape Structures, and the wonderful community of South

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Watch & Explore An Inclusive Playground & My PlayClub at Beeman Park in Studio City, CA

Watch the video and explore My PlayClub at Beeman Park in Studio City, CA!  Check out some of the fabulous accessible equipment (provided by our partner in play, Landscape Structures) and integration:                                    

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Neighborhood Inspiration Through Inclusive Playground Construction

We began building inclusive playgrounds for kids. They are the natural clients! What has become clear, over the years, is that these play spaces are inclusive for all ages and stages. This story came from our Director of Design, Landscape Architect Diane Scanlan, who is overseeing a new playground developing

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Trishia and Bob Potts Santa Cruz

A Story of Determination and Collaboration

Shane’s Inspiration works closely with parents and community members when we design inclusive playgrounds. In fact, more often than not, it is a mother or father who drive the projects, inspiring others to join forces and support the vision of a play space where all kids are welcome. Trishia and

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Kids Discover Inclusive Play Through Education

Social Inclusion is on a Roll at The Academy for The Enriched Sciences! They started off their school year with Shane’s Inspiration’s education team training parents, staff, and students on social inclusion and integrated play. The campus is a former special education center that now has children with and without

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