The Dream Playground Project Founders partnered with the Kenosha Achievement Center to raise funds for a fully accessible playground at Petzke Park (2820 14th Avenue). The 15,000- square-foot Dream Playground opened in October of 2015 as the City's first fully accessible playground. More than 3,000 volunteers worked to raise support and construct this amazing playground.
The mission of the Kenosha Dream Playground Project was to develop a safe, fully inclusive, accessible playground that allows children of all abilities to play together, learn from each other, value each others differences and find the strength to overcome challenges -- thus creating a truly integrated environment where compassion and acceptance can be found.
Highlights of the playground include:
- 2 bird nest swings
- Wheelchair swing (requires a key to operate – contact Public Works at 262-653-4050 for more information)
- Accessible merry-go-round
- Adaptive side-by-side swings
- Braille and sign language alphabets
- Non-electrostatic slides
- Poured-in-place flooring for easier maneuverability
- Separate play areas for ages 2-5 and ages 5+
The playground incorporates elements of the Kenosha community, such as:
- Lighthouses and ships
- 1960s Rambler replica
- Local storefronts
- Trolley car
- Jelly bean-shaped stepping stones
For more information on the history of the playground, please visit the Kenosha Achievement Center's website.
Dream Playground Fence Pickets
This is your chance to own a piece of the Kenosha Dream Playground! The Kenosha Dream Playground Project is selling fence pickets, engraved to your specifications, to be used on the fence surrounding the playground.
Use this web application to locate your personalized picket, or to view which pickets are still available for purchase.