Columbia Parks and Recreation
Creating Community through People, Parks and Programs
1 - Baseball/softball practice field
1 - Basketball Court (half)
1 - Soccer Practice Field
1- Single Table Picnic Shelter
1 - Inclusive Playground
1 - Group Swing
Trail (0.4 mile, hard-surface)
Woodridge Park features a premiere, inclusive playground especially designed for those with developmental and physical disabilities, while still serving able-bodied children. The concept for the design was inspired by the park's proximity to the Ronald McDonald House, the Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, and the Women's and Children's Hospital. The inclusive playground features:
Neighborhood parks are positioned to serve surrounding residents within walking distance to the park, so they typically do not provide parking. However, to enhance the accessibility of the park, Columbia Parks and Recreation partnered with the Ronald McDonald House (3501 Lansing Avenue) and built two ADA parking spots on the neighboring property, with a sidewalk connection to the park. The concrete trail provides a path for easy wheeling, fitness, and nature viewing around the wooded park.
The 2016 trail and playground renovations were funded by a Land and Water Conservation Fund Grant, donation by the Cosmopolitan Luncheon Club, and private donations.
|Capital Improvement Projects|
|Year Completed||Project Description|
|2016||Playground and Trail Improvements|