• Inclusive playground at Woodridge Park
  • Photo of sign at Woodridge Park

Woodridge Park

3532 Berrywood Dr.

Directions Large Map

Acres: 6.1

Park Hours: 6 am to 11 pm

Multi-Use Trail Miles: 0.4 miles, hard-surface

Maps & Documents

Map of Woodridge Park

3532 Berrywood Dr. (North entrance)
3505 Lansing Ave. (South entrance)

Park Amenities

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:

  • Fence enclosure around the playground, so children don’t wander off
  • Ground level roller slides to provide a unique sensory experience
  • Group swing so that several kids or a parent and child can swing together
  • Musical therapy play features
  • Poured in place rubber surface for the best accessible surface
  • Ramps to all levels of the playground to ensure access for everyone

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.