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Rotary Park in Livonia Universally Accessible Playscape

Rotary Park is an amazing community space located at 32300 Six Mile Road between Farmington and Merriman in Livonia, Michigan.  The 196-acre park and nature preserve is surrounded by beautiful landscaping.  Some of the parks many features include a half-mile walking trail, picnic areas, tennis courts, tennis courts, baseball diamonds, horseshoe pits, bocce ball courts, park benches, a lending library tree, and multiple playscapes designed for children of all abilities and ages.

Rotary Park in Livonia Universally Accessible Playscape

Rotary Park in Livonia recently added the first Universally Accessible Playscape in the city, which officially opened in July of 2018.  The playscape incorporates bright colors and a futuristic design. The large play structure includes many different play elements for climbing, running, swinging, jumping, sliding, and balancing.  There is soft safety padding on the ground surrounding the structures.

play sphere at Rotary Park in Livonia

Some of the other fun structures include the “Oodle Swing”, “Friendship Swing”, “OmniSpin”, and other climbers, and puzzles, all designed with inclusivity in mind.

Rotary Park in Livonia Universally Accessible Playscape

Many different swings are available for children to enjoy at Rotary Park in Livonia, including ADA swings and a tandem swing that allows children to be face-to-face while swinging.

tandem swing

Volunteers across the Metro Detroit Community, including students from Stevenson High School in Livonia, came together to help with the construction of the playscape. Over $500, 000 was raised by Livonia Parks and Recreation, Livonia Rotary Club, St. Mary’s Hospital and other local organizations to sponsor this wonderful playscape.

Rotary Park in Livonia overview

Play Elements: Large Playscape with Slides, Climbers, and Puzzles
Swings: Multiple for all age groups including face to face Oodle Swing and Friendship Swing
Surface: Soft Safety Padding on ground, grass, walking paths trails
Unique Features: Bright colors and Futuristic Design features the Omnispin which multiple kids can play together
Bathrooms: Yes
Shade: Yes
Pavilion: Yes
Picnic Tables: Yes
Grills: Yes
Sports Fields: volleyball, tennis, baseball, horseshoes, bocce ball
Walking Trails: Yes, paved
Parking: Yes
Tot Play Structure. Yes
Fenced in: No

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