WILSHIRE CREST ELEMENTARY
OPENED DECEMBER 2004
This engaging Universally Accessible Playground centers on a ship theme, providing an accessible Control Central, complete with two balconies with steering wheels to navigate! These steering ports offer children with disabilities the opportunity to sail side-by-side with their peers.
A maze panel, which is accessed from the deck and the ground level, also facilitates interaction while honing fine motor skills. For the more adventuresome, a pod walk, which helps develop balance and depth perception, provides a short cut to the Engine Room.
After setting your course, you can relax with your friends in the Living Quarters of the good ship SS WilshireCrest. Or why not challenge your co-captain to a friendly game of tic-tac-toe? A signing panel gives all mates the chance to learn a new language while bright talk tubes let you stay in close contact with the Engine Room.
Shane’s Inspiration is deeply grateful to the teachers, administrators, and families at Wilshire Crest and the Anne and Kirk Douglas Playground Award for taking the helm and creating the first fully accessible playground in the Los Angeles Unified School District.