San Jose’s Lincoln Glen Park will reopen this Saturday, October 16 with a ribbon cutting ceremony from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. with updates to make the park accessible to those with disabilities. The park is located at Radio Avenue and Curtner Avenue in San Jose.
According to a news release, the Lincoln Glen Park will be the second all-inclusive park in San Jose with design elements meant to engage those with autism spectrum disorders, sensory challenges, visual and auditory impairments, cognitive, developmental, and physical disabilities, and the medically fragile.
Park updates include wheelchair accessible slopes to play areas, wide paths and ramps, fitness and playground equipment that provide sensory engagement, and landscaping with stimulating colors, textures, and fragrances.
The park’s theme highlights the early history of the Willow Glen area as a postal communications hub in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
The all-inclusive playground was built in collaboration with Councilmember Dev Davis of District 6, Director of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) Jon Circirelli, Director of the Public Works Department Matt Cano, and the Willow Glen community.
Funding for the Lincoln Glen Park was provided by the Park Trust Fund and the all-inclusive elements were partially funded by the County of Santa Clara’s All-Inclusive Playground Grant Program. The Lincoln Glen Park is the second of four planned all-inclusive parks that are part of the PRNS’ ActivateSJ initiative to increase accessibility across facilities, programs and services.
For more information on the park reopening click here.