All Abilities Trane Park Project
Our vision is to build the region's first all abilities park; specially designed to bring together children, families, and loved ones of all ages and ability levels to enjoy the many benefits of outdoor play and recreation.
For an individual with a physical challenge, finding a park or playground that can be at least partially accommodating has become easier in recent years. However, for an individual with cognitive, sensory or other physical challenges, there remains no park in the state of Wisconsin designed to meet their specific needs.
This population is significant – an estimated 12,190 people over the age of 5 have a disability in La Crosse County. That is 12% of the population.
Children and adults with special needs benefit from an enclosed play environment where they can safely explore and play with others of varied abilities. The All Abilities Trane Park Project will be designed to be fun and accessible; a community within a community that can bring together individuals of all ages – from toddlers to seniors – and all abilities to experience the simple, everyday joy of outside play.
Donations are still need to complete Phase Two of the All Abilities Trane Park playground which is scheduled to open in late Spring or early Summer 2021