Join in creating our region’s first universally accessible playground, right here in Burlington, Vermont.
 

Our first playground
for everyone.

 

Join in creating our region’s first universally accessible playground, right here in Burlington, Vermont.

 
 

Oakledge for All is a volunteer initiative to build Vermont’s first universally accessible playground because we believe everyone deserves to play.

Our mission is to foster inclusion and strengthen community by improving the accessibility of our community’s playgrounds and parks so that they are welcoming and fun for anyone who wants to enjoy them.

 
 
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 Rendering of the completed playground at Oakledge Park

Rendering of the completed playground at Oakledge Park

 
 

The time is now.

Vermont is home to tremendous recreational resources, yet children and adults with mobility, visual, sensory, and other challenges often cannot use existing play spaces safely, if at all – even in Burlington.

 
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An accessible playground at Oakledge Park – a community asset on Burlington’s beautiful waterfront – will open the door for engagement, learning, connectedness, and pure enjoyment for everyone.

 

Inclusive spaces strengthen communities by nurturing understanding, openness, and friendship. It’s our sincere hope that Oakledge for All will serve residents and visitors alike, and also inspire other communities wishing to make their own parks and playgrounds more accessible.

 
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From the Community

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We need your help.

 

Oakledge for All is raising $500,000 to make this playground possible – $480,000 towards construction and play equipment and $20,000 to support events and build awareness.

There will be two phases of construction. Phase one will include the core playground components, while phase two will create additional play and recreation features, such as a waterfront overlook. The total budget is $837,000, and BPRW is managing the site work and funding the remaining portion of construction.

 
 
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 Aerial view of the universally accessible playground at Oakledge Park

Aerial view of the universally accessible playground at Oakledge Park

 

 

 

Please join us in creating Oakledge for All

Your secure, tax-deductible donation will help us make this project possible.

This park promises a place where all people can play together, be together. Universal or inclusive design brings us all together. And isn’t this what design should be about: making community possible?
— Deborah Lisi-Baker, Former Director, Vermont Center for Independent Living
 
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The Parks Foundation of Burlington, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is serving as Oakledge for All’s fiscal sponsor. All donations to support the playground are tax-deductible. Gifts may also be made by check:

Oakledge for All
c/o Parks Foundation of Burlington
645 Pine Street, Burlington, 05401

 
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