Community Sensory Garden
Built in partnership with the Hanover Park Park District, the NWSRA Community Sensory Garden welcomes individuals of all ability levels to explore, play, learn, and grow in a natural environment. The garden features plants, vegetables, an accessible walkway, seating and several interactive amenities that cultivate an increased connection to nature. Through the knowledge and expertise of Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists (CTRS) and Certified Park and Recreation Professionals (CPRP), children and adults expand their boundaries through nature-based learning and play. NWSRA is proud to offer this inclusive space, which fosters an increased sense of community while providing equitable access to nature.
Following are some examples of goals that may be achieved through interaction with the Community Sensory Garden:
Expansion of cognitive abilities, decision making and problem solving
Advancing creativity, imagination and innovation
Engagement through physical activity, developing gross motor skills and preventing of obesity
Increasing social connections and forming relationships
Regulating emotions and emotional release
Reducing anxieties and stress
Promoting focus and self-awareness
Hanover Park Park District
For more information on the Community Sensory Garden and available programming, please contact Kate Moran at email@example.com or call 847-392-2848, ext. 274. We look forward to seeing you at the Garden!