Inclusive Playspace
Inclusive Playspace

Rippleside Park Inclusive Playspace

This engagement is complete

Date: Wednesday, 30 October 2019 to Friday, 29 November 2019

Background

We would like to hear your views on what we should consider in the design, such as equipment and experiences by taking the survey below.

The City, in partnership with Variety – the Children’s Charity, is creating an inclusive playspace at Rippleside Park.

This will be a unique place where people of all ages and abilities will be able to play alongside each other.
It will become a key community hub, and form part of a national network of inclusive playspaces that Variety has helped create.
The project will design a regional-level playground and plan for associated infrastructure such as path connections and accessible toilets.
It will replace the much-loved existing playground, which was opened in 2001 and now in need of replacement.

The City and Variety would like to understand the needs of future users and the surrounding communities to provide a world-class play experience for all visitors.

Please fill out the survey below and share your ideas of what you would like to see in this playspace.

If you would like a paper survey posted to you please contact [email protected]

Key findings

The online project page had over 2220 hits and an uptake of 158 people completing the survey. 

Approximately 40% of the responders reported to have a child or family member living with a disability. 

The factors that the responders considered most important to their play experience were; 
    shade
    multi-aged experiences
    toilet location
    cleanliness
    nature play experiences

The top play experiences that were nominated for the new play space were;
    swinging
    climbing
    sensory play
    water play
    nature play

The findings will be used to develop the draft concept design for the play space.  The landscape Architects are currently working on a concept design which will be presented to the public for comment.