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Peterson Park

Many parks in the greater metro area provide accommodations for people with disabilities, but these incorporate colorful, sensory-rich features for 100% barrier-free play and recreation.

Douglas County

Benson Park

7002 Military Ave.

Playground, fishing pier. Handicap accessible, toilets.

Grove Park

South 187th Street, Elkhorn

This neighborhood park has a small barrier-free section with wheelchair access to several interactive panels. Swings, bouncers, diggers for toddlers; multiple climbing walls, ladders, fire poles, monkey bars and slides for older children. Two slides are even arranged perfectly for races!

Levi Carter

809 Carter Lake Shore Drive

New playground and splash pad. Handicap accessible, toilets.

Pipal Park

7802 Hascall St.

Barrier-free playground with slide, picnic areas and shelter. Handicap accessible, toilets.

Seymour Smith Park

6802 Harrison St.

AllPlay Sports Complex with Miracle Baseball League field, wheelchair softball field, playground with 23 active and 16 passive features, splash pad and pavilion. Handicap accessible, toilets.

Pottawattamie County

Lake Manawa Dreamland Park

93 Dreamland Road, Council Bluffs

Recent $1.3 million upgrade to an old favorite near Shelter No. 6 in Lake Manawa State Park. At 18,000 square feet, it’s the largest ADA-accessible playground in Iowa, complete with a no-step-up merry-go-round! Built by 1,700-plus volunteers.

Sarpy County

Champion Park

7541 Park View Blvd, La Vista

Barrier-free playground, an extension of La Vista’s Central Park. Restrooms, shelters.

Peterson Park

200 W. Angus St., Gretna

Low-impact playground with easy-access swings and spinners. Two shelters and a gazebo.

Dodge County

Fremont Rotary Park

5th and K Streets, Fremont

Handicap playground, picnic shelter, gazebo, restrooms.

Ruwe Park

5th and Howard Street, Fremont

Handicap playground and splash pad. Restrooms.

Van Anda Park

Linden and Pebble Streets, Fremont

Handicap playground and splash pad. Shelter and restrooms.

World-Herald correspondent Melinda Keenan contributed to this report.

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