There are a number of wonderful benefits to living in western North Carolina. The colors of Fall and Spring, cool temperatures in Summer and occasional snowfall in Winter, set within the beauty of one of America’s oldest and most distinct mountain ranges in the United States make Asheville a city. There are thousands of miles of hiking and mountain biking trails within a short drive of our area, while we have the distinction of being the largest city at our elevation east of the Mississippi River. Our cultural amenities are second-to-none and an attraction for millions of tourists each year.
If you live in the Asheville or Hickory area and have a child with an amputation and or prosthetic limb, there are accessible playgrounds in the region and throughout the Carolinas that make play something for all children to enjoy.
Accessible Playgrounds in the Carolinas
Here is a list of accessible playgrounds we found for you to enjoy while you are traveling in the Carolinas:
Boundless Playground – East Flat Rock: Located at East Flat Rock Park–107 East Blue Ridge Road, this is one of Asheville’s nearest accessible playgrounds.
The Zahra Baker All Children’s Playground at Kiwanis Park – Hickory: Located at 805 6th Street, SE, this playground proudly serves the Hickory area.
Everybody Plays – Concord: Located at 291 Corban Ave, SE, this is a wonderful playground that is not only wheelchair accessible but features areas specifically designed for children with visual and hearing impairments as well.
Kids Together Playground – Cary: Located at Marla Dorrel Park, 111 Thurston Drive, this playground has climbing structures, wheelchair-accessible sand tables, water sources, and a number of other exciting features for those visiting the Triangle.
Town Common Inclusive Playground – Greenville, NC: If you find yourself down east, located at 300 E 1st St, Greenville, NC, this playground has climbing structures, a fun percussion area for the musically inclined, water features, padded surfaces, and accessible equipment.
Sunset Park –Greenville, SC: Located at 211 Fowler Circle, this part has a fully accessible park with an enclosed, inclusive playground, playing fields, walking trail, picnic shelters, and more.