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Families visiting the Sensory Garden Playground

About

Welcome to the Sensory Garden Playground

The Sensory Garden Playground is a universally accessible playground nestled in the heart of DuPage County Forest Preserve’s Danada South area and developed by the Play for All Playground & Garden Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization.

The Play for All Playground & Garden Foundation set out to build a place where all children can play side by side because we believe inclusive play matters. We believe programs need to meet the diverse needs of all community members with or without disabilities. At the Sensory Garden Playground, you’ll find a play space hidden away in the trees that’s  designed to help kids develop and have fun; learn to take turns and play alongside a new friend.

The Sensory Garden Playground offers something for all the senses–seeing, hearing, touching and smelling. Like the scent of the herbs in the fragrance garden, the sound of children playing on the large drums and chimes in the sound garden, the feeling of roaring through the air on high-back swings, and the sight of families gathering together and encouraging cooperative, side-by-side play in the central gathering space.

Foundation Board

Michael J. Benard, President
Rob Sperl, Vice President
Sandra Gbur, Board Member
Margie Wilhelmi, Board Member

Reports

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Project Status

The first phase opened Spring 2015 and features The first phase opened spring 2015 and features a 2 to 5 year old playground, fragrance garden, sound garden, interactive art sculptures and a central gathering space.  The first stage of the accessible tree house will be constructed in 2019.

The playground is being further developed with the gracious support of public and private donors.  To learn more about donor opportunities, please email sensoryplay@wheatonparks.org or donate today.

Completed Projects

Thanks to the gracious support of donors, the following has been completed at the Sensory Garden Playground:

2-5 Year Old Playground

2-5 Year Old Playground

Sound Garden

Sound Garden

Fragrance Garden

Fragrance Garden

Central Gathering Area

Central Gathering Area

Art Along the Way Scupltures

Art Along the Way Sculptures

Future Projects

Future projects will be completed as funding is secured.

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5-12 Year Old Playground icon
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Tree HouseDetails (PDF)

Stage 1 – Funded √
Stage 2 – Needs Funding
Help Fund Stage 2

Tree Top Swings

Funded √

5-12 Year Old Playground

Needs Funding

Boulder Climb Area

Needs Funding

Water Play Area

Needs Funding

Multi-purpose Sports Field

Needs Funding

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More Information

To learn more about how you or a business you know can support the Play for All Sensory Playground & Garden, please contact sensoryplay@wheatonparks.org.

Park Location:

2751 Navistar Drive, Lisle, IL 60532
Playground Map (PDF)

Thank you to our project sponsors:

Founding Partners:

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Founding Partners:

Visit dupageforest.com (site opens in new window)
Visit wdsra.com (link opens in new window)
Visit wheatonparkdistrict.com (link opens in new window)
Visit shanesinspiration.org (link opens in new window)
Visit playlsi.com (link opens in new window)
Visit kiwanisofwheaton.org (link opens in new window)