All Abilities Park
The vision is that the All Abilities Park will be constructed on a seven (7) acre parcel of property which was the former site of Tibbett's Middle School donated by Farmington Municipal Schools and transferred to the City on August 19, 2021. Click Here to view our interactive Parks map.
The All Abilities Park will be the first fully inclusive accessible and adaptive playground in San Juan County. This catalytic project will be constructed to universal design standards and will create an inclusive social playground environment that welcomes people of all ages, abilities, nationalities, health conditions, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The construction of the All Abilities Park will allow the City to intentionally create programming to support the mental and physical health and well-being of Farmington and the surrounding region.
The All Abilities Park will boast amenities such as inclusive and accessible play equipment, a pedestrian path and loop trail, play/activity areas with perimeter fencing and special surfacing, sensory play areas, visual impairment areas, therapeutic elements, outdoor musical instruments, adaptive swings/wheelchair swings, sports areas, shade structures, bathroom facilities with changing amenities, and more. Programming opportunities will include: therapy training for outpatient services, schools, early intervention, therapy dog, day-hab services, and nursing home mobility trips; elderly and pediatric integration programs, wheelchair assessments, kids fitness (obesity and diabetic programs), cardiac patient recovery programs, ambulation training, vestibular input for traumatic brain injuries and those on the autism spectrum, life skills for victims of strokes or those with mental and developmental disabilities, and recreation to include programs such as adaptive yoga, sports, and play.
The Farmington City Council has approved funding for the conceptual design and a grant application for construction documents and is the recipient of the Resilient Park Access grant with the National Recreation and Park Association. Total project cost for this park project is anticipated at 10 million dollars.
Support this project!
A grass-roots community group has formed the Tibbetts All Ability Park (TAAP) Foundation, an LLC, to promote and fundraise for the development of the All Abilities Park. If you would like to contribute to this project please contact Marilyn at the TAAP Foundation at (505) 330-4811 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.