Joy Playground will be closed for approximately two weeks beginning June 17th to install a new shade structure over the swings.

Thank you to our donors who have contributed to this project!

Welcome to Friends of Joy Playground

Parents Helping Parents’ fundraising initiative for maintaining Joy Playground

Joy Playground is SLO County's first fully inclusive playground geared towards children and adults with special needs at Colony Park in Atascadero. The playground was made possible by the partnership between the City of Atascadero and Parents for Joy, a group of dedicated volunteers who saw a need within the community and worked tirelessly to advocate, fundraise, and coordinate the construction.

It officially opened in April 2019 and is a City Park open to the public. Fundraising continues for ongoing maintenance and improvements. Leadership of this effort has transitioned from Parents for Joy to Parents Helping Parents as of June 2022.

Located in Colony Park
5599 Traffic Way
Atascadero, CA 93422

Joy Playground is a City Park

If you have any questions or concerns about the safety/maintenance of the playground, please email the Atascadero Public Works Department at or call 805-461-5000.

Parents Helping Parents is not responsible for day-to-day operations at the playground.

After hours, please call the non-emergency line Police Dispatch at 805-461-5051.

For inquiries about fundraising events and other ways to get involved, please contact Parents Helping Parents.

Parents Helping Parents