Westchester Recreation Center – Inclusive Playground

Address: 7000 W. Manchester Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Phone: (310) 670-7473 Fax: (310) 840-2126 Email: WESTCHESTER.RECREATIONCENTER@LACITY.ORG Website: http://www.laparks.org/reccenter/westchester

Los Angeles’ Westchester Recreation Center features a colorful inclusive playground that gives kids the opportunity to cavort amongst lifelike marine creatures and seabirds while enjoying ample shade to keep cool on hot days. The city teamed up with custom playground company GameTime to design the facility, which was unveiled in 2012.

The equipment includes access ramps, so that children in wheelchairs can play with ease, as well as a pair of adaptive swings. As GameTime state on their website, “Our playgrounds are built for fun, inclusiveness, and to help build great communities.” The City of Los Angeles’ Department of Recreation and Parks currently has several Universally Accessible Playgrounds where children of all abilities can play side-by-side. The Department has a goal of developing additional “Accessible Play” playgrounds and is working to identify more parks citywide which could be enlarged or otherwise accommodate installation of a mid-sized playground to help the vision become a reality.

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