We celebrated the grand opening of our inclusive, community playground for Bluffton and the surrounding communities on June 28, 2017. Whicker Park was created for everyone to use regardless of age or ability, to promote physical activity, improve social skills, and to increase acceptance of our differences through playing together and having FUN! Inclusion means all participate and all belong. Our inclusive playground has drawn visitors from many surrounding communities and other States due to the positive and fun play environment.
Designed with Everyone in Mind
Whicker Park includes the typical equipment found in most playgrounds such as slides and swings, but with special features to ensure access by people with limited mobility. It also includes equipment that is designed to be fun as well as challenging for many of us – over 20 types of inclusive equipment.
Special artificial turf
This limits the chance of injury while allowing wheelchair and walker access.
Our pavillion has wheelchair-accessible picnic tables and is available at the playground on a first come first served basis for groups or individuals for all types of community events.
Mister Cooling Tower
Our drinking fountains were installed for the comfort of our playground visitors. The tower includes 4 misting nozzles and 2 drinking fountains at different height levels.
Help Support Our Park
Playground hours are from dawn to dusk year-round. Your financial generosity has been critical to making Whicker Park a reality for all area communities. We continue to have financial need for maintenance, utilities and improvement projects.
Engraved brick pavers are also available as a donation option. Please contact us at the number below for additional information.
The following companies and Individuals are proud sponsors of Whicker Park. We appreciate their support!
Your tax-deductible donation can be made through The Wells County Foundation, Inc., 360 N. Main St., Suite C; Bluffton, IN. 46714. Make checks payable to the Wells County Foundation - Whicker Park Inclusive Playground Project. Pay Pal is also available through this website’s Donate button. Thank you for your support! Call us for playground questions at 260-824-1253, ext. 0.
We would appreciate any donations to the Wells County Foundation for the Whicker Park ADA Playground Project.