Destination PLAY!

a whole new way to play is coming to Frederick MD

The Whimsy of Sophie and Madigan Lillard Memorial Playground

It’s all about the details, from the creative castle of Fantasy Land, the magical tea party of Wonder Land, and the adventurous Lost Boys Tree House in Never Land. Each detail handpicked by the Lillard family, reminiscent of family memories with Sophie and Madigan, in order to maximize the wonder each child will feel when they come to the playground.

Kindness Matters!

The real “magic” of a Sophie & Madigan Lillard Memorial Playground is inspired by the incredible kindness that Sophie and Madigan shared with those they met in their short lives. The girls never left anyone out and always went our of their way to make sure everyone felt included, so we are focused on creating a fun and welcoming place for visitors of all ages, all sizes and all abilities.

We strive to meet the unique play needs of everyone in the community. While an estimated 20% of our nation’s individuals are living with a disability, only 10% of them use a mobility device. That means that the other 90% are living with autism, sensory challenges, cognitive and developmental issues, and complications that arise from aging. They play differently! We strive to have a safe place for everybody to play together!

The Whimsy of Sophie and Madigan Lillard Memorial Playground

It’s all about the details, from the creative castle of Fantasy Land, the magical tea party of Wonder Land, and the adventurous Lost Boys Tree House in Never Land. Each detail handpicked by the Lillard family, reminiscent of family memories with Sophie and Madigan, in order to maximize the wonder each child will feel when they come to the playground.

Kindness Matters!

The real “magic” of a Sophie & Madigan Lillard Memorial Playground is inspired by the incredible kindness that Sophie and Madigan shared with those they met in their short lives. The girls never left anyone out and always went our of their way to make sure everyone felt included, so we are focused on creating a fun and welcoming place for visitors of all ages, all sizes and all abilities.

We strive to meet the unique play needs of everyone in the community. While an estimated 20% of our nation’s individuals are living with a disability, only 10% of them use a mobility device. That means that the other 90% are living with autism, sensory challenges, cognitive and developmental issues, and complications that arise from aging. They play differently! We strive to have a safe place for everybody to play together!

Overhead Shot of Phase one at Sophie and Madigan Lillard Memorial Playground
Phase 1 completed in October of 2020
Phase 2 Coming Fall of 2022

Phase One “Fantasy” Land 

Completed in October 2020 this 5000+ square ft play pod is the first of three uniquely themed play areas that are to be installed at Sophie and Madigan Lillard Memorial Playground. The playground located within the West Side Regional Park system in Frederick MD has garnered the attention locally and nationally for it’s uniqueness, innovation and our goal for a more inclusive play space that is accessible to all. The first of many amenities to be provided on this underserved west side of Frederick City. We’ve enjoyed many events, and more smiles than can be measured since it’s opening and we are more than grateful to the community who helped make this a reality. 

Phase two "Wonder Land"

Phase 2 of Sophie and Madigan Lillard Memorial Playground promises to be fun for all from our magical Cheshire Tower, the card soldier maze, queen of heart croquet path, mad hatter tea spinners, to the whimsical musical flowers a day in this wonder land promises to offer plenty of whimsy and imaginative play for all. A truly curious new addition to the most inclusive playground in Frederick City

Cheshire Sky Tower

Can you imagine playing in the elements?

Climb the Cheshire sky tower and enjoy the power of a the elements. The Cheshire Sky Towers provides an exhilarating play experience that engages the senses while giving children the thrill of height with the comfort of the enclosure. Sky Towers play events are inspired by wind, light, sound, and rain and were designed to provide children with as much social interaction as possible, with plenty of ground and sky play opportunities this unique piece is sure to bring everyone together, giving them the unique opportunity to make new friends. 

Mad Hatter Tea Party

Step into the whimsical Mad Hatter Tea Party area where imaginations can soar. This area has been created with everyone in mind with a fully accessible tea cup spinner to the STEM powered Mad Hatters light play shade throwing whimsical designs in the sunlight.  

Queen of Hearts Croquet

Imagine a giant flamingo croquet club flinging you through the giant rings as you transform yourself into the queen of hearts croquet ball on this whimsical course.

Card Soldier Maze

Don’t get lost running from these card soldiers! 

White Rabbit Climbing Web

I’m late! I’m late…. Climb your way through the giant web to catch the white rabbit! Swinging, climbing and rocking – this is fun, excitement and adventure combined.

Singing Flower Garden

Shrink into the whimsical world of singing flowers. These musical flowers provide great imaginative, and fully inclusive ground play. Sing along with friends to create  beautiful music!  

Phase Three
Coming Soon!