The Danielson clan discovered another amazing park yesterday, this time about 20 minutes from our home. The park is technically called the Falls Road Park but most people know it as Hadley’s Park. Hadley was a girl (now a woman) with cerebral palsy who utilizes a wheelchair. Hadley’s mom “had a dream to create a special playground where both her daughters could play together with children of all capabilities.” The playground at this park has fantastic flat rubberized flooring and ramps everywhere. It makes you wonder why all parks aren’t accessible to kids of different abilities!?!
Both boys LOVED this park. Caleb must have used his walker (with flames still attached from Halloween) for well over an hour. He would chase us, “knock” us down, work hard to go up the ramp and lift his feet to cruise down the ramp. He did eventually get tired of walking, so then he started to explore the underneath of the playground with his sidekick. He just had a huge goofy grin the entire time! At most parks, Caleb is limited in what aspects of a playground he can enjoy. He loves the swings and the slide but this time he was able to take advantage of so much more!
I’m so happy we found this awesome place that both of our boys enjoy so much! I just hope Hadley’s mom realizes that so many children will be enjoying this park for decades to come and for that we are so grateful!