Curtis Park was spearheaded by Maureen Anderson, a resident of Manasquan and mother to Raymond, a boy who relies on a mobility device. A majority of the local playgrounds in the area utilize engineered wood fiber as safety surfacing, which Raymond's mobility device could not easily navigate.
Through Maureen's determination and dedication to seeing the project through from start to finish, Manasquan residents and neighboring communities now have a gorgeous inclusive playground area that provides play for people of all abilities and all ages.
The playground features a wide range of inclusive and accessible elements throughout. On the north end of the playground area, a massive playground structure designed for ages 5-12 can be found. This playground features two large towers with spiral slides, and a ramped accessible pathway through the middle with accessible play components.
The second playground structure is also accessible to mobility devices, as it is ramped throughout. A child in a mobility device can access all features of this structure including a GameTime Rock N Raft.
Spread throughout the playground area are swings of varying types, accessible spinners and seating surrounding the perimeter. For safety surfacing, Curtis Park is equipped with 100% color EPDM poured in place rubber that allows a mobility device to move freely throughout.
"It was a pleasure working with Manasquan to bring an all inclusive playground to their community. I grew up visiting this park as a child and it is great to see the transformation to provide play for those of all abilities."