According to Unlimited Play, a nonprofit devoted to building fully accessible playgrounds, play is a "critical part of [the] physical, emotional, mental, and social development [of] every child." The organization contends this is especially true for differently-abled children. And we wholeheartedly agree. All kids deserve the thrilling experience of conquering the 'big slide' or touching the sky with their sneakers on a swing with mega sway!
It didn't matter that we didn't know one another's names. We knew the ground was lava, the tire-swing was glue, and that we had to be home before the streetlights switched on. That was all we needed to have a blast. Well, that, a water fountain, and a few bucks in case the ice cream truck stopped by; in which case you were obligated to spring for an ice cream sandwich for your penniless pal.
Our point? We want our kids and kids across the Treasure Valley to know that sort of freedom and fun. If you're on the same page as us, keep scrolling to check out 14 playgrounds and skateparks your family will love.
New to Idaho with a family in tow? Welcome to the Gem State, neighbor!
If free fun is your clan's jam, the Treasure Valley is home to a trove of cool playgrounds and skateparks. Valley parents can pick from an array of open play spaces that fit their kids' ages, needs, and interests.
From splashpads to skateparks, to state-of-the-art playground equipment that accommodates differently-abled kiddos, Valley parks are built for serious play.
14 Treasure Valley Playgrounds & Skateparks to Visit ASAP
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