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8 All-Abilities Playgrounds Near Oakland

Inclusive Playgrounds and Playspaces you should know about

All-abilities playgrounds are universally designed to include adaptive equipment, high-quality surfaces, and many innovative features to welcome children of all ages and capabilities to play. Inclusive play spaces are popping up all over and we love seeing them. These eight are within an hour’s drive of us in the Oakland/Berkeley area (on a good traffic day). If you know of more, please drop a comment!

magical bridge is a disability inclusive play ground
The musical laser harp was our favorite feature at Magical Bridge | Photo: Julia Gidwani

Littlejohn Park (Alameda)

About 30 minutes from Berkeley, Little John Park outdoor playground is wonderful for all abilities with climbers, swings, and sensory playthings.
Location: 1401 Pacific Avenue, Alameda

Littlejohn Playground structures in the pouring rain
Rain or shine, Littlejohn Playground is small with all-abilities climber | Photo: Jordan Latham

Mia’s Dream Come True Playground (Hayward)

About 35 minutes from Berkeley, this fully-gated all-abilities playground has accessible play structures, swings, slides, and a magical toilet. Mia’s Dream Come True Playground is part of Tennyson Park with additional fields and courts.
Location: 28377 Huntwood Ave, Hayward
Nearby: Within a few blocks on Tennyson Road, you’ll find ice cream, hamburgers, and pizza.

airplane with accessible swings inclusive
A plane for Hayward Airport that acts as a swing set with other all-abilities swings, bucket swings, standard swings & a Liberty Swing (a swing that fits an entire wheelchair!) | Photo: Jessie Fritzen

Matteo’s Dream Playground for Children of All Abilities (Concord)

About 35 minutes from Berkeley, this mostly-gated playground has the goal of allowing children who cannot walk, see or hear can play safely alongside children who can. Matteo’s Dream is part of Concord’s Hillcrest Park.
Location: 2050 Olivera Rd, Concord

Wide wheelchair-accessable ramp at play structure for all ability
Wide ramps allow children in wheelchairs to access the playground and play alongside each other.

Always Dream Play Park (Fremont)

About 50 minutes from Berkeley, this smallish, inclusive, outdoor playground has water play, sandpits, spinners, and climbers. It is part of the much larger Central Park and Lake Elizabeth recreation area. Learn more about Always Dream >
Location: 1110 Stevenson Blvd, Fremont

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Always Dream in Fremont is a small play space inside a much larger park | Photo: Melanie B via FourSquare

Find more resources for families with special needs >

Imagine Playground (Dublin)

About 50 minutes from Berkeley, this inclusive outdoor playground with many climbers, structures, sandpits, climbing domes, lovely landscaping, and all-abilities everything, Imagine Playground is at the Dublin Sports Ground with additional sports fields.
Location: 6700 Dublin Blvd, Dublin

Imagine Playground is all abilities
Imagine Playground in Dublin features ramps, colorful canopies, and many swings | Photo: Julia Gidwani

Magical Bridge Playground (Palo Alto)

About 55 minutes from Berkeley, this inclusive outdoor playground in Palo Alto’s Mitchell Park, Magical Bridge is a very large play area for big imaginations and all abilities. We think it is wonderful and worth the drive for East Bay families.
Location: 3700 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto

The Magical Bridge tree house | Photo: Julia Gidwani

Inclusive Indoor Playspaces in the East Bay

Spirited Play Labs (San Ramon)

Membership-oriented indoor play space for children ages 0-7 curated by developmental specialists for your child’s growth and enjoyment. View website >
Location: 2220 Camino Ramon, San Ramon

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Playspace Activities For Infants and Toddlers | Photo: Spirited Play Labs LLC

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