LISLE, Ill. (WLS) -- A new, inclusive place to play has opened in Lisle, and more updates are on the way.
Through a partnership with the Play for All Foundation, Wheaton Park District and the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, a new Sensory Garden Playground is meant for kids of varying abilities.
"The ultimate goal is really inclusive play," said Western DuPage Special Recreation Association Executive Director Sandy Gbur. "So kids with and without disabilities to come out and play together."
The first phase of the park included a sound garden, raised flower beds and a playground for kids between the ages of 2 and 5. Parents said the space is perfect for kids with autism and other disabilities."It's fantastic that they thought of that," said mom Cheri Gossage. "Autism is a spectrum, maybe what's great for one kid might not be great for another."
Phase two of the project includes an accessible tree house, which will be funded in part by community donations. The tree house is set to open in the fall.
More additions to the play area are planned for the coming years, pending funds raised from the community. More information on the project can be found at playforalldupage.org.