Accessible Playgrounds in Houston: 14 Places Where All Kids Can Play

Playgrounds Without Limits photo courtesy of Memorial Park, Facebook
Playgrounds Without Limits photo courtesy of Memorial Park, Facebook

Houston is home to so many diverse and interesting playgrounds and parks that it should come as no surprise that many of these places to play outdoors include accessible playgrounds where children with and without disabilities can play side-by-side. Find an accessible playground in Houston near you, starting with this list.

For more fun places to play in the outdoors, check out our Guide to Playgrounds and Parks in Houston.

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Molded Bucket Seat photo by Frances Broussard Denenberg 

Accessible Playgrounds in Houston

1. James Driver All-Inclusive Park - Aldine

This new playground spans 29 acres at James Driver Park, and in addition to all-inclusive playground equipment, it boasts a sensory garden and paths with extra wide shoulders and ramps. It also has grassy lawns for outdoor play and covered pavilions.

2. Dylan Park - North Houston

Located next to a skate park, Dylan Park contains features for sight-impaired, hearing-impaired, autistic, and wheelchair-bound kids. It is also located near a butterfly garden, walking trails, and covered pavilions.

3. Insperity Adaptive Sports Complex - Humble

This sports complex provides children with special needs and disabilities with a chance to play in team sports. Plus, there's an amazing inclusive playground on site, featuring wheelchair-accessible equipment that engages children of all abilities.

4. Vale-Asche Foundation Playground at Memorial Park - River Oaks

This was Houston's first "Playground without Limits" designed especially for children with disabilities. Children with sight and hearing impairments will find that the play equipment offers interactive, sensory-rich activities and features Braille and sign panels. Children with mobility issues can join in the play via a series of ramps and transfer systems, including a Sway Fun Glider. The playground also features a rubberized ground surface and tons of shaded picnic areas. This playground is great for all age groups, including toddlers.  

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Sway Fun Glider at the Vale-Asche Foundation Playground Without Limits. Photo by Frances Broussard Denenberg 

5. The Playground Without Limits - Montrose

My daughter and I discovered this brightly-colored playground during election season because the adjacent Metropolitan Multi-Services Center is a polling place. She could not get enough of the Sway Fun Glider (a multi-wheelchair accessible play structure with a table in the center), and I loved that the playground was mostly enclosed and not a far walk from the parking lot (we tend to forget snacks and water bottles in the car). Poured rubber surfacing, double-wide entry points, slides, play panels, balance beams, and sensory panels, make this the ultimate play space.   

6. Boundless Playground at Eastwood Park - East End

This playground, located in the East End, is a joint initiative between CVS Caremark, Boundless Playgrounds, the Houston Parks and Recreation Department, and the Houston Parks Board, Inc. Slides, bridges, crawl-through spaces, and safe swings are accessible for disabled children. There are various sized slides and endless low-level ramps, making this park toddler-friendly as well.  

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This accessible playground includes special surfacing for wheelchairs. Photo courtesy of Sugarland Parks and Recreation, Facebook 

7. Universally Accessible Playground at First Colony Athletic Park  - Sugar Land

Built in 2015, this 5,500 square foot playground in Sugar Land has equipment with longer platforms and ramps as well as bonded rubber surfacing for wheelchairs and disabled children needing even surfaces. 

8. Playground Without Limits at Alief Park - Alief

The Playground Without Limits at Alief Park was designed is brightly-colored and fully accessible for all kids. Those with sight and hearing impairments will find that the play equipment offers fun, sensory-rich activities. Braille and sign panels encourage learning and interaction. Children with mobility issues can join in the play via a series of ramps and transfer systems.

9. Playground Without Limits at Tidwell Park - Northeast Houston

Tidwell Park's covered playground has equipment for kids with hearing and sight impairments as well as braille and sign panels to encourage interaction. There are ramps connecting the various slides and walkways for easy access as well.

10. Matzke Park - Northwest Houston

Matzke Park is one of our favorites in Northwest Houston because of all it offers. The massive inclusive playground incorporates a hill, a large boat-swing, and has plenty of shade. You'll find ADA accessible swings, a covered pavilion, and an adorable butterfly and sensory garden all kids will love. There are also restrooms on-site.

11. Lindsay/Lyons Park and Sports Complex - Humble

This 136-acre park is known for its many sports fields, but also includes two playgrounds - one being all inclusive with special equipment for kids of all abilities. There are covered pavilions nearby, picnic tables, and restrooms.

12. Mary Jo Peckham Park - Katy

This is a beautiful park with lots of amenities, and it's right next to historic downtown Katy. Kids can play at the accessible playground under the shade of the massive trees, and there is plenty of room for picnics and running around (as a bonus, there is even a mini-golf course). 

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Katy Play Station is also called The Train Playground. Photo courtesy of the City of Katy Parks and Recreation

13. Katy Play Station - Katy

Inside Katy City Park you'll find the state's largest playground for deaf and impaired children. It's a whopping 13,000 square feet and features ramps, swings, and more for kids of all abilities. There are plenty of table and benches nearby as well.

14. Boundless Playground - League City

League City's all-inclusive playground has ADA accessibility equipment, a shaded play structure, parking, picnic tables, and restrooms. It was the first playground of its kind to open in Galveston County!

 

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