Support Turtle Park
Larchmont's Turtle Park (formerly Vanderburgh Park) is located in town, bordered by Palmer Ave., Hall Ave., and Concord Ave., and serves as a meeting place for residents and friends. Our well-loved playground equipment is out of code and limited in the play experience that it can offer children of differing ages and physical abilities. It's time to give Turtle Park the renovation that it deserves and needs, while seizing on a wonderful opportunity to give our children the accessibility that they need.
The innovative new playground design will feature a number of ADA accessible pieces and will encourage children of all abilities to challenge themselves physically and creatively. New nature-inspired equipment will complement the natural beauty of the Village while providing a unique play space that fosters inclusiveness and friendships in our community.
We are aiming to include equipment that all children can use and feel included, engaged, independent, safe, and active during play. Our current proposed design includes elements of traditional equipment and equipment that is designed for children that have extra physical, sensory, social/emotional, and cognitive challenges and needs.
This new design will meet a multitude of social, emotional, sensory and physical fitness needs, encouraging children to learn from their own challenges and those of their peers as well.
Park renovation goals:
Serve a greater population of children & community
Provide much needed ADA accessible play features
Improve pedestrian and traffic safety and parking
Beautify a central focal point of our Village
Boost local economy & direct foot traffic to local businesses