Lakeland’s accessibility — from service ponies to accessible facilities – LALtoday

Lake Morton | Photo via @kellyarichard

Did you know that Lakeland is home to multiple accessible-friendly facilities, three events + proclamations for disabled residents, and welcomes service animals like dogs and even miniature horses? Yes, you read that right.

Read up on how Lakeland is constantly striving for accessibility below.

City-deemed accessible spots

  • Common Ground Park, 1000 E. Edgewood Dr. | Known as the first inclusive playground, this spot offers equipment that caters to children with varying abilities.
  • Gandy Pool, 404 Imperial Blvd. | Located at the Kelly Recreation Complex, this public pool offers a ramp, fitted with a hydraulic lift chair to cater to all swimmers.
  • Hollis Garden, 702 E. Orange St. | This local garden is considered easily accessible for anyone interested in admiring it, due to its navigable terrain and ramps.
  • Lake Morton, Lake Morton Drive | The City lists this particular lake as accessible due to its viewing areas, concrete, walkways, and tables.
  • Accessible Parking Options, Locations vary | Residents with accessible licenses or placards may park on-street for double the listed time.

Proclamations + events to celebrate

The City recognizes three events and proclamations each year, including Deaf Awareness Month in September, White Cane Day in October, and The ADA’s [...]

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