Inclusive Playground

In 2013, the Cottage Grove City Council had a dream to build a ‘destination’, a park for everyone. A citizen task force was formed with the mission of designing a safe and inclusive community playground that will foster friendships, personal growth, learning, and fun for all abilities.

Project Cost

The overall cost of the project was over $800,000 with the City providing administrative support staff, skilled labors, and monetary dollars towards the project. Many people stepped up to make the playground a success and donors are recognized on-site. The remaining money came from the following:

  • Business/organization contributions
  • The donation of supplies
  • Grants
  • In-kind work toward the project
  • Local donations

Woodridge Park

The 23,000 square foot Inclusive Playground is located in Woodridge Park, 9000 90th Street S., in the heart of the community.  The destination playground is a fun play space open to everyone.

Key components include: 

  • 100 percent accessible surfacing
  • 82 pieces of equipment suited for a variety of ages and abilities
  • Large outdoor musical section
  • Many aspects of the play space are sensory
  • Nature-based playground design created around amenities already featured at Woodridge Park
  • Playground sections designed for younger child and toddlers
  • Several playground elements allow children of any physical ability to play
  • Unique landforms make the playground more accessible