A playground full of accessible features has just been completed at the Langford Park Sporting Complex, giving families with children of all abilities more play options.
The project is one of 11 all abilities playgrounds being built over two years by the City of Gosnells to improve access to play areas for all young people.
Mayor David Goode said the City’s $5 million investment in all abilities playgrounds would benefit all families, but particularly those with children who have special needs.
“Until recently, many families have had to travel outside the City to use all abilities playgrounds but we now already have three quality accessible playgrounds within our boundaries, giving our community more opportunities to come together,” he said.
Similar to the City’s other all abilities playgrounds, the Langford playground has a path network and fencing, with pause points, to ensure safe and easy access.
Along with rubber soft-fall and sand areas for sensory play, there is an extensive range of equipment, including slides, a basket swing and musical elements, such as chimes, drums and talking tubes.
A drink fountain, shade sails, seating and ramps to provide wheel access to all areas complete the project, which is next to an existing barbecue, shelter and toilet facilities.
In the near future, the City plans to complete another six all abilities playgrounds, including a $1 million facility at Mary Carroll Park. Others will be built in Beckenham, Canning Vale, Huntingdale, Orange Grove and Thornlie. Construction of the Gosnells playground will coincide with work on the Gosnells Oval Master Plan.
To learn more about these projects, visit the City’s consultation website yoursay.gosnells.wa.gov.au.