Shane’s Inspiration, located near the merry-go-round in Griffith Park, is the largest universally accessible playground in the country, and was the first of its kind in the western United States, making it possible for children with physical challenges to play alongside those without. More than just swings and slides, Shane’s fosters the imagination, featuring a mock airline jetway, a space station, an ocean-bound “Ship of Dreams” and a mini bicycle city, all of which are disabled-accessible. But the best part about Shane’s is that it’s huge. There is easy parking, tons of sand, plenty of space for picnics and ample shade for everyone. 4730 Crystal Springs Dr., Los Feliz. (323) 913-4688, —Ali Trachta

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