This inclusive, all-abilities playground at Cottonwood Park in Richardson is big (11,000 square feet), varied, beautifully brightly-colored and completely fenced in. It’s also on a creek filled with ducks and geese to feed.

The central playground features are two all-abilities structures — seperate areas for ages 2-5 and 5-12. Both of the main structures feature off-ground “walkways” with ground level access which are wide enough for wheelchairs. Plus along the walkways are all kinds of fun hands-on activities such as marbles, three in a row, driving wheels and even a “giggle wheel”.

In addition to the ground level slope onto the structures, there’s multiple entry and exit points in the shape of simple slides, “roller slides”, stepping stones and a balance beam, climbing slopes and even a frog statue that can be climbed on.

Part of the larger play structure features an all-abilities, inclusive seesaw with access for wheelchairs and which is also fun for kiddos of all ages.

Beyond the main structures you’ll find a bank of swings with basic bar swings, baby bucket swings, all-abilities swings and the duo swings for 2 kids or for a parent and child.

There’s also an adaptive merry-go-round which can accomodate kids seated and standing, a tire swing and a sensory garden.

The Ann Eisemann Inclusive Playground for all-abilities is located within the beautiful Cottonwood park which has a basketball court and walking and running trails. It also has a large creek filled with lots of ducks and geese which seem to instictive know to gather close to the playground. Before or after visiting the park, a stop to feed the ducks is a must!

Best Playgrounds | The Essentials – Ann Eisemann Inclusive Playground at Cottonwood Park, Richardson

Where? 1301 W Belt Line Rd., Richardson

Restrooms? Restrooms available.

All-Abilities? Inclusive, all-abilities playground.

Age? All ages


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