Fishers parks now accessible for ALL
Fishers is nationally recognized for many outstanding qualities. It frequently makes the list of one of the “Best places to live in America” (according to US News Real Estate and Business Insider). It also is often mentioned as one of the fastest growing communities in the country.
One way that we at 101 Mobility are very appreciative is the effort to make Fishers more accessible for ALL its citizens, no matter their abilities. Toward that end, the City Council of Fishers has focused on making Fishers parks user-friendly for children of all abilities.
This past March, Fishers Parks Director Tony Elliot dedicated a wheelchair-friendly glider at Roy G. Holland Memorial Park (one Park Drive, Fishers IN 46038) during Disability Awareness month.
The Miracle “Alta Glide” Inclusive Glider was developed with help from occupational therapist Dr. Zoe Mallous. It’s the first glider of its type to sway with user input as well as provide bouncing motion. It has room for two wheelchairs and up to 10 users at a time, ages 2 to 12 years old, so no one, regardless of ability, gets left behind. The glider installation was provided in conjunction through contributions from the Fishers Kiwanis Club and IU Health Saxony, Fishers.
Differently-abled children may also find Brooks School Park a great place to visit. The sixteen and a half acre park located just north of 116th Street and Brooks School Road is an ADA Accessible playground for children of all ages and abilities. The park has two distinct accessible play areas for those aged 2 to 5, and those 5 to 12.
Because we work closely with families that include those with physical limitations, the staff at 101 Mobility has seen first hand how vital it is that we make connections and provide access for everyone, from children to seniors, with temporary or permanent disabilities. We were pleased to be a sponsor in Fishers March Disability Awareness month, and are proud to share in the Fishers community focus on inclusiveness and accessibility.