The City of Miami Beach is dedicated to creating a community for all to live, work and play. In partnership with the Sabrina Cohen Foundation, the city has mobilized their commitment to build a better quality of life for special populations by constructing the first fully ADA accessible playground at Allison Park. Join us for a ribbon cutting ceremony marking the opening of the playground for public use and enabling children of all abilities the chance to play together.
The fully accessible beachside location features all-inclusive exercise and play equipment, alongside other accommodating features. Designed with residents and visitors with disabilities in mind, the poured-in-place safety surface features earth tones that complement the area’s natural environment and incorporates a pattern that dictates walking paths from safety zones for improved safety and maneuverability.
“The park’s location is ideal for an adaptive playground given the restrooms, parking and other elements already in place that fully service the park’s users,” expressed Foundation Founder Sabrina Cohen, whose devoted work to the project has yielded quick results. “More so, it’s a dedicated place to continue our hard work of putting lives back in motion by allowing children the opportunity to enjoy public spaces.”
In honor of Cohen’s dedication to ensure people with disabilities enjoy life to their fullest capability, the playground will rightfully be named Sabrina’s Playground.
Located alongside native beachfront dunes, the playground’s close proximity to the beach ensures a unique and tailored ADA accessible dune crossing in order to provide beach access for all. An existing lifeguard tower is located directly on-site allowing Ocean Rescue greater ability to provide free beach wheelchair service during lifeguard duty hours daily.