Playgrounds should offer something for everyone, regardless of ability and age
The City of Calgary is celebrating the completion of 10 brand new inclusive playgrounds. Inclusive playgrounds cater to a number of diverse needs, letting all children play together without segregation or stigmatization, regardless of their abilities.
The city says the new facilities are barrier-free and accessible to children and caregivers with mobility challenges, and have features like directional braille indicator signs to help those who are blind or partially sighted.
The City of Calgary says in addition to municipal tax dollars, the playgrounds were built with money from Parks Foundation Calgary, the provincial government, grants, community-raised funds and donations.
The 10 inclusive playgrounds can be found in the following locations:
South Glenmore Park - 8415 24th Street S.W.
Vivo - Country Village Road N.E. and Country Village Way N.E.
Somerset - Somerset Square S.W.
Elliston Park - 17th Avenue S.E. and 68th Street S.E.
North Glenmore Park - 7305 Crowchild Trail S.W.
Sandy Beach - 4500 14A St S.W.
Edworthy Park - 5050 Spruce Drive S.W.
Ted Harrison - Taralake Way N.E. and Taradale Drive N.E.
Ramsay - Macdonald Avenue S.E. and Bellevue Ave S.E.
Hidden Hut - 10504 Hidden Valley Drive N.W.