Burke Park

DRIVE contributes to Universally Accessible Playscape in New Baltimore.

In March 2022, DRIVE was presented with an opportunity to support a Universally Accessible Playscape within Walter & Mary Burke Park in New Baltimore,  Mich. and we jumped at the chance to support such a wonderful gathering space for local children!

Walter & Mary Burke Park is located at 36300 Front St, New Baltimore, MI 48047

What Is A Universally Accessible Playscape?

A universally accessible playscape uses varying types of play features and ADA accessible surfaces and ramps to allow for children of all abilities to play together. Funding for this project will allow us to have a new playscape that features:

  • Poured-in-place rubber surfacing allowing handicap access to the entire play area.
  • Penchura’s proprietary We-Go-Round: a merry-go-round type of play element that allows for fully integrated play. (See above photo)
  • Penchura’s proprietary Cozy Dome: a play element that is specifically designed for reducing sensory and auditory stimuli, giving children a place to rest and recoup if they become overstimulated.
  • Other play structures that incorporate a range of sensory, tactile, visual, and auditory play features.
  • ADA accessible paths and seating that completely surround the play structure.
  • We encourage everyone in the area to bring your kids and check it out!