Accessible playgrounds allow for children of all abilities to play side-by-side. This teaches children empathy, something we can certainly use more of! Additionally, it allows grandparents and parents of different abilities to enjoy the park with their little loved ones. The first accessible park in the tri-county area, Tatum’s Garden was inspired by Tatum Bakker, on a family trip to Idaho. Read the full story here.
A Private Park
Tatum’s Garden is a privately-funded, community-built playground. Many people believe the City of Salinas manages the park. This is NOT the case. The park is managed by a 501(c)3 nonprofit, the Tatum’s Garden Foundation with an all volunteer board. It is families like yours who donate time and money that keep the park going! Learn more about how you can volunteer or donate.
When does the park open? When does the park close? Is the park closed in the rain? How do I report an equipment issue at the park? Can I have my kids birthday party there? Can a nonprofit I am part of team with the Tatum’s Garden Foundation on a fundraiser? The answers to these questions, and many more, can be found on our FAQ page here, including a contact form at the bottom of the page.