Parque la Esperanza
Gomez Palacio Mexico
Parque La Esperanza, located near the Government of Durango's main office building, offers an inclusive playground designed to welcome children and families of all abilities. The design includes an extensive ramping system, many activity panels to encourage interactive play and playground components that deliver various sensory experiences. In addition to the inclusive playground design, one bridge was personalized to mimic the famous Baluarte Bridge, the highest cable-stayed bridge in the world. The real bridge connects the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of Northern Mexico, while the playground bridge encourages kids all all abilities to connect with each other.
- Age Ranges
- 5 to 12 years
- Design Standards
- August 2013
- Project Price Range
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Color is an important decision, and our playgrounds are available in many color options. Use our carefully curated palettes or work with our design team to create your own color combination. Contact your local playground consultant to learn more.
We offer the widest range of park and playground equipment to promote healthy lifestyles, encourage skill-building and create unique outdoor experiences. From our playsystems and freestanding playground components to themed designs, site furnishings and more, we’ll help you create a recreation space that welcomes your whole community.
Play Systems featured in this Playground
Ages 5 to 12 Years
The PlayBooster® playground structure, the original post-and-clamp system, combines exciting ground-level components with climbing events and overhead activities for kids ages 5 to 12. The PlayBooster family includes the interconnected cables of Netplex®, the contemporary Vibe®, the nature-inspired Tree House and the double-decker PlayOdyssey® Tower.
Play Styles featured in this Playground
We can help you create playground designs unique to your community! Everything in our custom design process is driven by your goals and ideas. Together, we’ll create a destination playground that’s as individual as your imagination!
Playground consultant for this project
We’ve created a global network of local playground experts to be at your side, every step of the way. With an average of 20 years of experience, our playground consultants are knowledgeable and personable. They will guide you through product pricing and specifications, customization, financing options, community builds, on-time deliveries, maintenance, finding replacement parts, and service questions.
Creating an Inclusive Society
Playground aims to connect community members of all abilities in Durango, Mexico
On land that was once home to a soap factory, Government of Durango together with Integral Development of the Family (DIF) began a project to turn the space into park land. The park, which is located near one of the main government buildings in downtown Durango, seeks to promote environmental awareness but also incorporate the urban landscape, and improve the quality of life of community members.
In addition to creating a recreation space for the community to socialize and be active, another goal of the park revitalization was to create an inclusive space to welcome individuals of all abilities.
“We wanted to create space in the community in which people of all ages and abilities can exercise physically and mentally, and develop together,” explained Teresa Álvarez del Castillo, president of DIF.
The three levels of government along with Álvarez del Castillo and DIF came together to bring this park revitalization to fruition. Their goal is to integrate people with disabilities with the rest of the world.
Connecting Children Through Design
The design of Parque la Esperanza offers an inclusive play experience that welcomes children and families of all abilities. The playground design includes an extensive ramping system, many "The concept of inclusive play is new to the state of Durango, and the community is grasping onto the idea.” Playground Consultant, JUMBO activity panels to encourage interactive play and playground components that deliver various sensory experiences.
Even more than the inclusive playground design, a bridge was personalized to mimic the famous Baluarte Bridge, the highest cable-stayed bridge in the world. The real bridge connects the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of Northern Mexico, while the playground bridge encourages kids of all abilities to connect with each other.
Encouraging Recreation Among All Abilities
Parque la Esperanza opened in December 2013, and the new park is welcoming people of all abilities to interact recreationally. “The playground is helping to create a more inclusive society,” said Álvarez del Castillo. “And the interest in inclusive play is growing among other nearby communities.”