A new SENSES Park opened today in Osceola County and is believed to be the first of its kind in Florida. This all-inclusive park, located at 2296 Camelia Drive, Kissimmee, 34743, caters to children on the Autism spectrum.
Osceola County Commissioner Viviana Janer, dignitaries, community members and other guests were present this morning during this very exciting ribbon cutting ceremony for the new park.
Children will be able to express themselves while blending the melodic sounds and rhythms they create by playing the bongo drums, xylophones, and marimba all in one play area. Subtle play and sensory opportunities are available at the new SENSES Park to allow self-discovery, with dinosaur bones hidden in the sandbox for children to find. The park also features a small hill for children to climb and roll down that is located in the center of the park.
The SENSES Park’s colorful design invites children to focus on sensory awareness and individual or small group exploration and play. All of the structures in the park are placed separate from one another which encourages self-learning, exploration and less intense social play experiences for those children on the Autism spectrum.
The park also offers two small pavilions, three water fountains, and a restroom facility. This is a wonderful addition to the area for families with children with autism. Osceola County continues to make a positive difference for its residents and visitors through community projects like the SENSES Park.