The Inclusive Playground at The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center is a community playground, designed so children of any ability and stage may play, explore and learn. Accessibility features include double-wide bridges, ramps, ADA swings, a wheelchair swing, ground-level elements and smooth rubber surfacing.
Located in Pittsburgh’s Friendship neighborhood at The Children’s Home, the inclusive playground is open to all. We encourage visitors to familiarize yourself with our playground rules and guidelines prior to your visit.
The Inclusive Playground hosts many sensory play features. Sensory play promotes child development, enhancing cognitive, motor, visual spatial, social, auditory, tactile and other skill areas. Sensory elements include:
- Ground level musical instruments, such as a giant xylophone, drum, and warble chimes.
- The Sensory Tunnel, filled with light, color and texture.
- Infant balance bar, climbing walls, overhead pull and more.
- Cause and effect features like the rain wheel, color splash wheel, bongo drums, and the gear turner.