Monday, February 22, 2010

San Antonio Park for Disabled Children to Open Soon

San Antonio's new park for disabled children, Morgan's Wonderland, is opening soon.  It is being called the world's first ultra-accessible family fun park for people with special needs.  Named for his daughter, Morgan, philanthropist Gordan Hartman dreamed of having a special place in San Antonio where his daughter could play and enjoy outdoor activities.  He formed the Gordon Hartman Foundation in 2007 and construction began in the Spring of 2009.  Occupying 25 acres on the northeast side of town, the complex is part of a larger 106 acre city venture with 14 lighted soccer fields, and a high school stadium that seats 11,000.  Admission to Morgan's Wonderland will be free for the disabled, and $5 for those who accompany them. 

Park Facts

Morgan’s Wonderland ...

•Located at the former site of the Longhorn Quarry

•25 acres in size, and is the first Ultra Accessible Family Fun Park in the world!

•8 acre lake stocked with a variety of fish

•Controlled entry and exit

•Features RFID locator wristbands and touch screen display monitors so parents and caregivers can keep track of family and friends

•Fencing around lake edge as well as security fencing around the park’s perimeter for added safety

Activities & Amenities include:

•Specially designed air conditioned/heated and oversized ADA accessible restrooms

•3 Playscapes

•Train Rides with wheelchair accessible cars

•Ultra Accessible Carousel


•Catch-and-Release Fishing

•Water Cannons & Remote-Controlled Boats

•Gymnasium (basketball, volleyball & tennis)

•Special Event Center for up to 700 guests

•Walk and Roll Path around lake

•“Around the World” – themed rest areas

•Water Works - Water Play Area

•Off-Road Adventure Ride

•Music Garden

•Swings (several types including wheelchair swings)

•Sand Circle™

•Sensory Village™

•Garden Sanctuary with Memorial Wall

•Several Rest Stops, Picnic Areas & Pavilions

•2 First Aid Stations & Feeding Room

•Braille Signage, 3-D Park Model & Service Animal Rest Area

•2 Gift Shops

•VIA Transit Center

Another first for our great Alamo City!  Way to go San Antonio!

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