A new natural playscape is coming together in Urbandale, designed for year-round, adaptable recreation

Earlier this month, Jan Herke, director of Parks and Recreation for Urbandale, stepped onto a wooden play structure in Barrett Park. “I can’t wait to climb this today,” she said. Phase I of the city’s Natural Playscape project had just […]

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Iowa City’s Arc pArc offers solutions for playground accessibility

The Iowa City Community School District has been grappling with questions of accessibility on school playgrounds, with parents like Melissa Krishnan, whose 9-year-old son Isaiah uses a wheelchair, advocating for schools to use some of the methods adopted by local organizations like Arc of Southeast Iowa, to make sure every kid can play with their peers. […]

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