Where to Find Inclusive Playgrounds in America?

Sylvia Powell
2 min readOct 9, 2023

Did you know that some playgrounds are designed so that children of all abilities can play on them? Inclusive playgrounds are designed to maximise accessibility for everyone with features that make it easier for those in wheelchairs or with a disability to be able to play. Inclusive playgrounds are also created to cater to all sensory abilities. Unfortunately not every playground has been designed to be inclusive, but more and more are being built all over America.

One company dug into the data to find the best cities in America for inclusive outdoor play by ranking them based on the number of inclusive playgrounds available per every 10,000 residents in the city. You can find a snippet from their guide, ‘U.S. Cities with the Most Playagrounds per Capita’ below highlighting the best cities in America to find an inclusive playground to play on.

Below is a list of the 10 cities in America that were found to have the most inclusive park playgrounds per 10,000 per capita.

The 10 American Cities with the Most Inclusive Playgrounds

  1. Pittsburgh, PA: 3.28
  2. Albuquerque, NM: 3.26
  3. Arlington, VA: 3.17
  4. Lincoln, NE: 2.99
  5. Irving, TX: 2.83
  6. Baton Rouge, LA: 2.77
  7. St. Paul, MN: 2.51
  8. Atlanta, GA: 2.44
  9. Irvine, CA: 2.32
  10. Plano, TX 2.20

Which cities in the U.S. have the most playgrounds overall? The guide by Playground Equipment has several sections dedicated to ranking the cities with the most playgrounds. Check out the complete guide to see the list of 50 cities in America with the most park playgrounds per capita, and the cities with the most park and school playgrounds combined per 10,000 residents. How many playgrounds does your city have?

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