This summer the kids and I are on the hunt to find the best playgrounds in Western Massachusetts. Next up on our tour is Jessica’s Boundless Playground in Belchertown.
Jessica’s Boundless Playground
- GPS Address: 59 State Street, Belchertown MA
- Fees: None, although they are still fundraising to finish the the playground. Details here.
- Bathrooms: Yes, port-a-potty
- Hours: Sun up to sun down
Directions to playground: This playground is right off of 202 in Belchertown and near the Chestnut Hill Community School.
Jessica’s Boundless Playground is a boundless playground, which means it is a universally accessible playground. Instead of stairs, there are ramps wide enough for wheelchairs. And instead of wood chips, the playground surface is rubberized.
The kids and I had a blast at Jessica’s Boundless Playground. The playground isn’t shaded by trees, but there are several large umbrellas that provide shade.
The swings at the playground.
What is really great about this playground is that there are so many nooks and crannies to explore, like this picnic area- so thoughtfully designed with a place for a wheel chair to wheel up to at the end of the table.
In addition to traditional slides, there are two sensory slides. And my kids had a blast on the bars. Lola (in the blue) is 23 months and able to swing on the lower bar safely (she can reach if she stands on her tip toes).
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