As the parents of children with Autism Sensory Disorder (ASD) know, finding a local fun day out that will be sensitive to these children’s needs is not always an easy task.
Children with ASD and different abilities deserve the same opportunities as any children to explore and experience play, fun, and learning activities. The following parks and venues are the best inclusive activities that children with ASD can participate in and enjoy in Brampton.
Great Parks in Brampton
Parks are a place where the whole family can get together to enjoy the great outdoors. For children with ASD and their families, accessible, and ASD-friendly environments can mean that everyone can share the experience and fun without anyone feeling excluded from the activities.
Here is our list of some great parks in Brampton to bring your child with Autism.
Donald M. Gordon’s Chinguacousy Park is full of amazing family facilities for summer and winter fun. There are spaces for a number of sporting activities including a brand new skating trail, curling, skiing, tennis, volleyball, boating, track and field, and a skatepark. For gentler family fun, mini golf, and paddle boats are available.
For children, the park boasts interactions with animals for pony rides and a petting zoo, and plants within a beautiful greenhouse. There is also a playground with fun, textural areas for climbing, and a splash pad for cooling off in the summer.
The 40 hectare park has an activity for everyone in the family – whatever their hobbies.
Gage Park is an urban park and the oldest municipal park in Brampton dating back to 1903. The park features beautiful floral gardens, trails for jogging and skating, and live music from the gazebo during summer evenings.
The children’s play area and wading pool are due to be revamped by fall 2021 with accessibility in mind. There will also be more seating areas for parents and new equipment will be themed around the park’s rich heritage.
White Spruce Park
White Spruce Park is a beautiful nature park for trail walking, spotting wildlife, and family picnics.
There is not a playground in this location, but the area is perfect for quiet time in nature and there are both groomed and ungroomed trails for walking, tennis courts, and a picnic area to enjoy relaxing family time.
Duggan Dog Park (Off-Leash)
For our families who are dog owners and dog lovers, this is a great spot to bring your child for some fresh air and a fun afternoon with a happy pet.
Duggan Dog Park is an off-leash area where dogs have an open space to run around and work off some energy while their owners enjoy the fresh air and open green space. There are also baseball diamonds scattered around the park, providing an opportunity to engage in a friendly game of baseball with the family.
Chris Gibson Park
Chris Gibson Park is a recreational retreat consisting of a baseball diamond, dog park, and various walking trails that are fun for the entire family.
The area is composed of natural and planted trees and shrubs providing a fantastic area to be explored by curious children and families. The park consists of a soccer field and splash pads, ensuring an eventful day for the entire family.
There is also a nearby recreation centre with amenities including an ice skating rink, a leisure pool, and racquetball courts. Currently the recreation centre is hosting a vaccination clinic for previously booked COVID-19 vaccination appointments.
Brampton Soccer Centre
The Brampton Soccer Centre offers a community meeting space, an indoor soccer field and an indoor cricket field for all residents. They are home to a beautifully landscaped courtyard plaza and a nine-bed floral display.
This sports facility offers a fantastic option to allow your children to run around in a safe indoor space where they can engage in sports and free play.