The Sensory Garden Playground is a cooperative effort of


Wheaton Park District


Kiwanis Club of Wheaton


Western DuPage Special Recreation Association


Forest Preserve District DuPage County


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In the News:

Play For All (PDF)
-Article featured in Illinois Parks & Recreation Magazine, Sept./Oct. 2013.

Sensory Garden Playground Receives Grant From the Rotary Foundation
-Wheaton Park District Press Release, June 14, 2013.

Volunteer Work Day to Prepare Sensory Garden Playground for First Phase
-Wheaton Park District Press Release, June 7, 2013.

Wheaton Park District receives grant for sensory garden playground, 11/23/2012

Special recreation group aims to build accessible playground -Chicago Tribune, 09/27/2012

Proposed Wheaton playground to appeal to kids with developmental challenges -Daily Herald, 06/05/2012

Inclusive Playground to Encourage Play for Special Needs and Able-Bodied Children
-Wheaton Patch, 05/11/2012

Wheaton Groups Plan A Unique Playground Project
-WDCB Public Radio 90.9FM

Play For All

The Sensory Garden Playground, Play for All, will create a barrier-free, universally designed outdoor play-space for the children of DuPage County and beyond.

20% of our children have some form of disability or learning challenge. Some may be physical limitations that are plain to see, while others are less apparent such as learning disabilities.

The new garden/playground is currently being developed at Danada South Park.

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Creating a Play Area for All Children

Children use play as the instrument to learn about the world. Unfortunately, some play environments exclude children with disabilities because they have barriers to mobility or limited opportunities for play for children with autism. Some play areas fall short because they lack more sensory opportunities... more >

Phase I: 2013 Planned Construction (PDF)

The Plan

The new playground proposes separate areas that allow children to progress at their own speed and focus on play activities developed to keep them engaged.

Current proposed plans call for:

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