NPR maps out accessible playgrounds across the country

I just heard about “Playgrounds for Everyone,” a new tool that parents can use to find accessible playgrounds in their area, and thought it was worth sharing. The app currently lists over 1,300 accessible playgrounds, with features such as smooth surfaces, swings with backs or safety harnesses, ramps to allow children to access play towers and slides, or sound-play features like drums or chimes.

The app is easily the most comprehensive list out there, but they could still use the community’s help in identifying even more playgrounds to add to the list.

You can download the app now at

Or, if you prefer, you can access the playground list online at