A playground specifically designed to be accessible to people of all abilities has opened in Metford.
Located on Willow Drive, the play equipment is the result of extensive feedback from residents under the NSW Government’s Everyone Can Play program.
The program is a new way of thinking about the way play spaces are planned, designed and managed.
It’s based on the belief that, because our society is incredibly diverse, comprising of people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds, play spaces should cater for everyone.
Maitland City Council secured $65,000 through the program and co-contributed $65,859 to the playground, including new pathways from the road to the play space, that also led to new, accessible picnic seating.
The council’s operations manager of recreation works, Caine James, said it was fantastic to be able to provide another play space for the community.
“We thank the members of the community whose feedback assisted in the design of the play space, and for those who have already engaged with the area through art projects to create an inviting space that all residents can call their own,” he said.