Kenadi’s Playground at Jorgensen Park

an inclusive playground community-build project

In cooperation with the City of Spearfish, the community built all-inclusive Kenadi’s Playground at Jorgensen Park project will go way beyond accessibility.  This play and recreation space will address the needs of the whole child, and of every child, regardless of their age or ability.  

Sensory-rich play components include poured-in-place safety surfacing, accessible routes of travel throughout the structure, interactive auditory, visual and tactile play activities, a Rock N Raft and roofs providing shade for cool comfort.  

This play system was designed using the 7 Principles of Inclusive Playground Design found in the Me2 guidebook developed in partnership with Utah State University, Center for Persons with Disabilities. For more information on these principles, see here:



Kenadi’s Playground at Jorgensen Park was dedicated on Saturday, August 24, 2019.  There was a Mayoral welcome by Dana Boke; plaque presentation by Tyler Ehnes, Parks & Rec Director; thank you, dedication and future land plan reveal by Kelly Weis-Schultz, President of the Kenadi Jean Weis Foundation and official ribbon-cutting orchestrated by the Chamber of Commerce Director, Melissa Barth.

This play space will allow more people to make more play!


Kenadi’s Playground at Jorgensen Park is play ready!  Our inclusive play system allows children of all abilities to play together.  Come and check it out!


Professionals with the NCPAI are at Kenadi’s Playground at Jorgensen Park installing the Poured-in-Place rubber surfacing!  This will result in a highly durable, permeable, slip-resistant surface providing cushioned comfort with a lifetime of up to ten years.


Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.  May 16, 17, and 18, 2019 a group of thirty community volunteers united to take action… building an inclusive playground!


Demolition has begun at Jorgensen Park!  The old playground equipment will either be donated or scrapped.  Kenadi’s Playground at Jorgensen Park supervised community-build project scheduled for May 16, 17, and 18, 2019 🙂