Play Michigan! Playground Opens in Greater Lansing | Greater Lansing Area Moms

What started as an idea of Linda and Joel Zylstra has evolved into what will soon be a Mid-Michigan destination for families.  The Community Foundation along with many sponsors, has constructed Play Michigan!, the first universally accessible playground in the region, designed to promote inclusivity and the health and well-being of ALL children.

This $3.2 million+ playground-park on the downtown Lansing riverfront will be a destination for families throughout our region and beyond. The Play Michigan! playground at the corner of Grand and Saginaw, across from Lansing Community College  is open to the public beginning Saturday, September 16.  And GLAMoms got a sneak peek.

As they were painting handrails, installing signs and putting the finishing touches on the area’s newest place to play, we checked it out and had a little bit of fun!

This Play Michigan! playground is a fully handicapped accessible, completely barrier-free environment where all children and adults can play side-by-side throughout the entire park.  Children with sensory disabilities or developmental disabilities will find lots to explore as well.

Here are a just a few things that you can look forward to when you visit:

  • Riverside Deck
  • Pavillion
  • Family Picnic Area
  • Dual Zip Tracks
  • Net Climber
  • Inclusive Swing Set
  • Rockin’ Raft
  • Inclusive Whirl
  • Inclusive SeeSaw
  • Saucer Swing
  • Sensory Wave Climber Arch
  • Quiet Area
  • ShadowPlay Flower
  • Music Makers Pod
  • Musical Flowers
  • Spinning Seats
  • Musical Instruments
  • Benches
  • Braille and Sign Language Panels

Have fun!   Let us know what you think and drop us a note [email protected]

Capital Region Community Foundation is an area non-profit that is,creating vibrant, thriving communities throughout Michigan’s capital region. We do that by serving donors to meet their personal charitable goals, supporting area nonprofits with grants and coaching, and leading innovative projects that drive community growth.”  With a mission to, “to lead philanthropic solutions that build vibrant communities in Ingham, Eaton and Clinton counties.”

If you are interested in learning more about the Community Foundation, visit their website at or email [email protected]

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