Fixed recreation equipment
-is permanently attached to structures in a park
Magical Bridge Playground in Palo Alto is a fixed equipment playground billed as the countrys most inclusive. Why because it inclusive for both children and adults with special needs.
Flexible Recreation equipment
-is loose pieces of recreation equipment that are not permanently attached to the ground, walls or structures in a park
Lego blocks for autism
A bell ball for the visually impaired
are 2 examples of flexible equipment for people with special needs
Fat Brain Toys
Flexible recreation equipment for people with special needs need not be special, it often must just be available
Rockefeller Park in NYC was not designed as an inclusive park, however it was designed with a flexible recreation parkhouse.
I talked to the staff there and learned
-If sufficient demand they will add requested equipment
-People may donate equipment....what this means is that a family of a person with special needs, can donate a piece of equipment for use in the park, so they don't have to shelp it to the park constantly.