"The love and support for all children in this community
development of a place where all children
Free to laugh
Free to play
Free to grow
Free to dream
Free to be a child."
Jeanne Torres Mother of a child with a disability
Fun for Everyone!
Freedom Trail Playground is located in Yukon,
Oklahoma in the City Park along the Old Chisholm Trail. It is designed with a western frontier theme, and features
play activities for ALL children, including those with physical and mental disabilities.
In the summer of 1995, volunteers came together to start building
Freedom Trail Playground. With the help from citizens, businesses, and corporations, over
$200,000 has been raised. Each of the areas listed below is accessible with interconnecting
sidewalks, and each play activity is accessible.
Each donor to The Freedom Trail Playground
had their name engraved on a granite plaque and placed at the entrance to the playground for recognition. The
Lucent Technology Pioneers also painted a map of the United States at the entrance
to Freedom Trail Playground!
This area was the first area to be built.
It features scaled down play equipment for children ages 3-5 years old. The center piece choo-choo train has a variety of play
activities and a low wide slide for toddlers.
Consists of a large piece of play equipment
linked together by fun bridges and ladders. Two towers are wheelchair accessible, with the third tower being a challenging
climb to the top. Slides, climbers, poles, stairs and ramps offer challenges to every
child. A variety of swings are also accessible.
Archeological Sand Dig
With a sod house background, children can
dig for cow bones, or for a dinosaur, along with other Oklahoma artifacts.
There are two wheelchair transfer stations and plenty of curved rock walls
to lean against. Kids can also play in the waterfall with fools gold and
other lost treasures.
Children's Tree Memorial
Nineteen trees were planted by the Lucent
Technology Pioneers in memory of the nineteen children who died in the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal
Building. A granite plaque and benches mark the area around the memorial.
Bond Anderson, a musician from Georgia, created
several musical playscapes at the Freedom Trail for everyone to play beautiful music.
Was designed with the older child in mind
and features a basketball court with goals that raise and lower, as well as a Bankshot basketball game and a
small picnic pavilion that is wheelchair accessible.
COME VISIT FREEDOM TRAIL PLAYGROUND
If you would like more information about Freedom
Trail or you are
interested in building a playground in your community please contact:
Yukon Parks and Recreation Director
Yukon Community Center
Yukon, Okla. 73099