Imagination Station: Waukesha County’s Inclusive Playground Gem

If you’re always on the lookout for new and exciting places where your kids can play and explore safely, you’re in for a treat.

Located in the heart of Roosevelt Park in Oconomowoc, Imagination Station is Waukesha County’s first fully inclusive playground, designed to welcome children of all abilities.

All Aboard for Fun!

Imagination Station goes beyond the typical slide-and-swing setup. This playground is a vibrant, welcoming space where every child, regardless of ability, can dive into play without barriers.

Here’s a peek at what makes it so special:

  • ADA Accessible: Every corner of Imagination Station is accessible, ensuring kids and caregivers with mobility challenges can navigate and enjoy the space freely.
  • One Entrance/Exit: With one main entrance and exit, parents can relax a little knowing their little adventurers have a secure place to play.
  • Rubberized Surfacing: Gone are the days of scraped knees from rough falls. This soft, cushiony surface is kind to little tumbles.
  • Therapeutic Swings & Swinging Deck: These swings provide sensory benefits, making them perfect for kids seeking a gentle, therapeutic play experience.
  • Multi-Sensory Activity Structures: From tactile panels to visual stimuli, these structures cater to children who thrive on engaging multiple senses at once.
  • Musical and Educational Components: Who says playtime can’t be learning time? Education features help foster creativity, coordination, and even a bit of music education.
  • Eco-Friendly Design: With recycled plastic composite ramping and other eco-conscious materials, the playground is as good for the planet as it is for play.
  • Convenient Amenities: The park is right next to the Lake Country Trail. With plenty of parking, bike racks, picnic tables, and family-accessible restrooms, planning a full day out is easy.
  • Decorative Touches: Even the benches and trash cans add to the whimsical, inviting atmosphere with their decorative designs.
  • Skate Park: For the older kids or the young at heart, the nearby skate park offers a thrilling escape with ramps and rails designed to challenge and entertain.
  • Splash Pad Coming Soon: We hear that a new splash pad is in store for Summer 2024!

A Word to the Wise

While the park offers myriad attractions, a few tips can help ensure your visit is as enjoyable as possible:

  • Seek Shade: The park’s lack of shade is something to consider, especially on hot days. Bringing hats, sunscreen, and plenty of water can help beat the heat.
  • Bathroom Access: Given the occasional issue with locked bathrooms, a pre-visit bathroom stop might be a good strategy for now.

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