Disability Connection


Ocean Springs Playground Build

Little Children’s Park

400 Washington Avenue, City of Ocean Springs

The Little Children’s Park in Ocean Springs was dedicated to the city in 1959 and remains owned and maintained by the city.  It is a 1.84-acre property located in a downtown historic area of the City on the northeast corner of Washington and Calhoun and contains many Live Oak trees and a natural marsh area.  Centrally located on a central north/south corridor through the city, it fronts three streets and is easily accessible from any direction via walking, cycling, or driving.

Through the assistance of a $30,000 Meet Me at the Park Grant from the National Recreation and Park Association and the Walt Disney Company, the City of Ocean Springs and Disability Connection increased access to Little Children’s Park for those with mobility impairments.

Little Children’s Park has new pieces of accessible playground equipment, all designed to be all-inclusive for adults and children, and selected for sensory stimulation and interactive play. These include a Rhapsody Metallophone (an interactive musical piece of equipment), Fun Wheelchair Glider, Sensory Play Center, OmniSpin Spinner (a safe alternative to the merry-go-round), ZipKrooz Zipline, and a swing with harness.

Amenities include fully accessible bathrooms, pavilion, shade, and parking.   The park is owned and maintained by the city and is free to the public from dawn to dusk daily.  It the first fully accessible public playground in Jackson County.