Today the City of Edmonton announced plans for a brand new inclusive playground which will be built at Clareview District Park. Generously donated by Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities, it’s part of the Inclusive Play Project, which focuses on removing accessibility barriers to sport and play.
The Jumpstart Playground will also serve as a platform to develop new inclusive programming through Promoting Inclusive Play in Alberta. The three-year program, led by the University of Alberta’s Steadward Centre for Personal and Physical Achievement, will focus on creating accessible, inclusive activity and play opportunities for families in communities across the province. The Jumpstart Playgrounds in Edmonton and Calgary will serve as venues for developing this valuable programming.
Inclusive Playground Planned For Clareview District Park
Clareview District Park is located right beside Clareview Recreation Centre (3804 139 Avenue) and the project will hopefully be finished in late 2020! As the second-largest Jumpstart Playground built in Alberta, and the ninth built across Canada, playground features will include:
- Double-wide ramps
- Roller slide
- Bucket seat with harness swing
- Quiet zone designed for children with spectrum disorders
With so little playgrounds in Edmonton being inclusive this is a great option for families in and around Edmonton to enjoy playgrounds. We can’t wait to check it out when it’s finished! For other accessible playgrounds in Edmonton, you can check out this list.