Meet Buddy

Buddy the Otter was born July 1st, 2020, in Pompano Beach, FL, and is now a proud member of the StirringWaters family.

Since otters love to have fun and move from the deck to the water, Buddy wants to encourage people everywhere to include people with disabilities in all their great experiences.

StirringWaters invites you to visit Buddy and share your photos taken with Buddy! We will add it to Buddy's gallery of friends. Send to

Meet Evie

Evie's Island is the island formed by the River of Love flowing lazily through StirringWaters. It will contain a trail partially modelled after Evie's grandmother Jill's favorite experiences along her upcoming 2200 mile journey on the Appalachian Trail.

This ultra inclusive trail will be where adventure and therapy meet. Where sound, sight, texture and fun combined into one incredible experience.

Initially envisioned by a creative team of senior Physical Therapy students for a class project at Polk State College in Florida, it will now become a reality with the help of Jill and friends like you! Learn More about Jill's Journey!

About us

StirringWaters wants everyone to be able to play. It is a water park that is intentionally and fully inclusive of people with disabilities.

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StirringWaters is a project of
Removing the Barriers Initiative, Inc.


Located in central Florida!
Only an hour from all of Florida's major attractions!

237 Golden Bough Rd.
Lake Wales, Florida 33898

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