Downers Grove Playground with Wheelchair Swing

In all of the playgrounds and parks we have visited, I have never come across a wheelchair swing. So when I heard about the playground at Downers Grove Community Church, we had to check it out. What a wonderful playground with equipment for various ages and abilities!

There is a section for little kids next to a covered area with picnic tables with baby swings. You can enjoy free Wifi access; the network name is posted on the window next to the picnic tables. When someone is working in the church, you are welcomed to use the bathroom and drinking fountain inside as well.

The entire playground has recycle rubber chips to make the ground cushioned, with the exception of the wheelchair swing, which has a mat path for easy access. There is also a section designed for kids ages 5-12 that includes a large play structure and dome for climbing.

Jessica Larson, who gave me permission to post this hidden gem, commented that most church members have watched a video on how to use the wheelchair swing, so if you need help they are available. There is also another swing for everyone else, included those with special needs.

There is something for everyone at this church playground and it is open to the community!

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Downers Grove Community Church
6600 Fairview Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60516

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Annie Tandy
Annie loves making great memories with her kids and started Kidlist in 2011 so she can help others do the same! Besides finding fun and exciting things to do, Annie, her husband, and their kids enjoy caring for their chickens and hanging out with them in the backyard. Click here to read about Annie's chickens and see pictures! She also finds joy in gardening, home improvement projects, knitting, soap making, and painting along with being active in her community, church, and as a board member of the Western Springs Business Association. Click here to follow Annie on Instagram.

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