The playground also features stunning artwork from the local artists from Studio Artes – an art centre initiative for people with disabilities – alongside new garden beds and trees. The adjacent tennis centre provides a kiosk and outdoor shaded area, providing a place for parents and carers to relax while staying close to their children. The installation of pathways and accessible safety surfacing was carefully considered to allow for safe and easy access throughout the playspace and to the play equipment. Multiple seating options and plenty of shade ensures a comfortable place for everyone to play and relax together.
This fun and inclusive new playspace at Waitara Park received an Everyone Can Play grant of $600,000 towards the project from the NSW Department of Planning and Environment.
Proludic has always been dedicated to the provision of inclusive play equipment and sharing its expertise regarding the design of inclusive playgrounds. Our Commercial Manager, Madeleine Walding, participated in the Everyone Can Play Advisory Group that supported the development of the Everyone Can Play Guideline.
Our own Inclusive Play Areas Guide document achieved a Good Design Award Gold in 2016. Proludic’s vision, therefore, aligns with the Department of Planning’s provision of resources to assist with the development of inclusive playgrounds.
Watch a video of the playground opening day, by the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment: