The Northeast Ohio area has so many attractions and events to offer area families. However, as the parent of a child who struggles, you may feel your child cannot handle the sensory overload of Cedar Point or wouldn't have the attention span to visit a University Circle museum.
If your family struggles finding outside activities that work for everyone, how about visiting some of the area's playgrounds? The following parks and playgrounds are recommended by other Connecting for Kids families for their activities, safety, and enjoyment.
Parks with an accessibility symbol () offer activities for wheelchair users. Activities may include gliders, hand activities or climbers that can be accessed from a ramp.
Parks with a fence icon () indicate that the play area is fully fenced.
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Bleser Park & Avon Lake Play Space (ALPS)
This Park Under Construction
Inclusive Playground at Hollstein Reservation
47160 Hollstein Drive Amherst, OH 44001 (Map)
Roadway/Water Nearby: The park includes a supervised fishing pond and splash pad.
Preston's H.O.P.E. Playground
26001 South Woodland, Beachwood, OH 44122 (Map)
Hours: Daily, 8 AM - 9 PM
Restroom: Yes (open April - October)
Roadway/Water Nearby: ?
Parent Comments: Free and open to the public. Be warned that although it is fenced in, this playground is very large. Unless you have an older child that you can trust to be on their own without supervision, I would recommend that you have a one adult to one child ratio when you visit.