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Finan Family Playground (Nashville, Tenn.)


The Finan Family Playground is located in Nashville, Tenn., at Vanderbilt University's Susan Gray School for Children, a school for special needs kids.

The playground was conceived by an undergraduate student attending Vanderbilt. , Kelly Finan, who realized that the students at the Susan Gray School who used wheelchairs weren't able to play on the playground. Her vision of a barrier-free, fully ADA accessible play space came to fruition in 2009. The playground, for kids ages 3 to 5, offers wheelchair-accessible swings, motor-skill learning centers, a fort, rockers and garden boxes.

The Finan Family Playground serves not only as a play space for all kids, but also as an outdoor classroom.