Inclusive Programs & Facilities
The City of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities in all programs and activities at our facilities. Community recreation opportunities are available for all persons regardless of abilities or disabilities. To facilitate opportunities for people with disabilities, programs may be modified, when necessary, to provide the most successful opportunities for participation. for more information, please contact your local community center.
Freedom Playground at Macfarlane Park
Freedom Playground is Tampa's first boundless playground where children of all abilities can play side by side. The boundless playground designation comes from the National Center for Boundless Playgrounds and recognizes facilities that are inclusive for people of all abilities. The playground, located at Macfarlane Park, features easy-to-navigate surfaces and wide ramps as well as inclusive swings, seesaws, slides and sensory stimulation areas.
Rowlett Park Adult Wheelchair Softball Field
Rowlett Park is also home to the first adult wheelchair softball field in the state of Florida. Using an underutilized tennis court, the Parks and Recreation Department painted the appropriate lines for wheelchair softball competitions. The field can used for wheelchair softball and in-line hockey games for all players, but is particularly exciting because it increases the utilization of the facility by making it available to persons of all physical capabilities. Rowlett Park is the home field for the Tampa Bay Rays Wheelchair Softball Team.