Phase 1 of the playground is now open for play!

Hours: Dusk till dawn, daily.

For Park Security, please dial 256-427-7229.

Support the Playground and Phase 2 Equipment Purchases!

Become a sponsor!

Make a donation or purchase a commemorative brick!

Do You See Me?

We would be so grateful if you spent a few minutes learning more about why the Cove Universal Playground is so important to our community and the impact it will have on so many. All donations are tax deductible.

The Cove Universal Playground (CUP) is a brand new play area located on the space property as the new Mark Russell Recreation Center on Taylor Road.

Learn more about the playground design here.

How is a Universal Playground different than a typical playground?

Please read this article! It is inclusive to children and caregivers of all abilities, cognitive and physical. We also have some really cool and unique equipment to get our kids outside, playing, communicating, and engaging with new and old friends!

What does Universal mean ?

It’s an inclusively designed play area that is fun, safe, and accessible for children of all ages and abilities and their caregivers, to the greatest extent possible without the need for adaptation or specialized design.

Here is a short film from a child’s point of view.

Short Film about Playground Inclusion wins International Acclaim

CUP Committee

The Cove Universal Playground committee of the GrowCove Civic Organization was established to design, facilitate, and build an engaging and accessible play area at a new City park in the Big Cove area of Madison County, AL. The goal of the committee is to provide a playground that is both a local destination and one that allows children with mobility, cognitive, and other impairments to easily play and engage with their peers, building relationships with each other and between caregivers. 

Committee Members: 

Committee Lead – Jessica Berkholtz

Finance Chair – Will Brandsmeier

Sponsorship Chair – Marianne Butt

Fundraising Chair – Sarah Connell

Communications Chair – Allison Proud

Outreach Chair – Melissa Jones

Want to learn more? Get in touch with us! 

Playground@growcove.org

growcove.org/universalplayground

facebook.com/CoveUniversalPlayground