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Inclusive playground and splash pad opened at Ollie Webb Reserve in Parramatta
A newly opened inclusive play space located at Parramatta Park’s The Gardens Precinct in Western Sydney is being seen as benchmark for the Everyone Can Play initiative.
The $1.8 million regional-size playground at Ollie Webb Reserve in Parramatta, which received $300,000 of funding from the NSW Government’s Stronger Communities Fund, promises to provide a place for children of all ages and abilities to enjoy year round.
At the opening event at the end of last month, City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Andrew Wilson said he was delighted to see the unique playground become a reality, commenting “Parramatta has terrific parks, and it is very pleasing to see we are opening them up to more children.”
The playground features a large variety of activities and equipment, including wide embankment slides, accessible carousel and sand pit, water play elements, and a supportive swing.
The playground design follows universal design principles that allow for the real integration of abled and disabled children in play areas. The City of Parramatta’s fundamental design requirements included the provision of an Active Play Space, Sensory Space, Quiet Space, Individual Play and Musical Play. This project also features the first Proludic Kanope tower structure (pictured above) in Australia which offers fun and challenging climbing and sliding activities for children aged four years and up.
The all-inclusive playground features the third water play park in the Parramatta local government area (along with James Ruse Reserve in Harris Park and Philip Ruddock Water Playground in Dundas Valley).
Touched by Olivia, the charity that works with government and other organisations to create inclusive play spaces, were consulted throughout the design process.
28th February 2019 - NSW Government releases inclusive play guidelines and announces grant recipients
7th February 2019 - Inclusive Play Working Group to design guidelines for inclusive play spaces
18th August 2018 - NSW Government advances design guidelines for more inclusive play spaces
30th August 2017 - New Australian Standard for playground and recreation safety
5th July 2017 - New Parramatta Pool unlikely to open before 2020
17th May 2017 - Proludic launches new nature inspired play equipment
5th December 2016 - Redefining the original Livvi’s Place
27th November 2016 - Sydney Eastern Suburbs park enhanced with skate park and inclusive playground
15th August 2016 - Sydney’s Tropfest short-film festival moves west to Parramatta
20th July 2015 - Donation sees defibrillators installed at local parks in Parramatta
3rd December 2011 - Playground initiative wins World Leisure innovation prize
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