Beachwood Ohio Relocation: Children’s Activities – Great Area Accessible Playground

While the greater Cleveland area has a ton of playgrounds, there is one that is unlike any other in Northeast Ohio and is worthy of a visit. It is called Preston’s H.O.P.E. and is located in Beachwood, Ohio. 

 

 Preston's H.O.P.E. playground

 

The idea of this very special playground came from a family who had a little boy named Preston who had Spinal Muscular Atrophy. He had a dream to be able to play in a park that allowed children with and without disabilities to interact with each other.  After many years, millions of dollars in donations, and the generous support of the local community, Preston’s H.O.P.E. ( which stands for Helping Others Play and Enjoy ) became a reality. A special thank you is in order to the Mandel Jewish Community Center as they donated the land and also operate the playground as well.   

 

swings at Preston's H.O.P.E. playground

 

 

This unique playground has accessible structures that are safe and secure for children using special equipment such as a wheelchair or crutches and allows children with and without disabilities to play with each other. With over 60,000 children in Northeast Ohio having some type of disability, Preston’s H.O.P.E. draws people from all over the area.

 

 

 Imagination Village at Preston's H.O.P.E. playground

 

 The playground is open to children of all ages and is free. There is standard playground equipment here such as a sandbox, swings, and slides, and also special areas such as Imagination Village, an area of make-believe houses.  The 60,000 square foot playground is well-designed and offers benches and a picnic area. The pavilion area does not allow grilling.

 

 

Preston’s H.O.P.E. is open year round, although the restrooms ( there are accessible restrooms ) are only open from April – November.

Make a point to visit this amazing playground and give your child a very special experience.

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About The Authors:

This information is provided compliments of Amy and Dan Schuman, The Schuman Team Keller Williams Realty. The Schumans are experts in the Cleveland Ohio real estate market and specialize in luxury homes, home staging, and relocation.

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