This awesome new inclusive playground in Hidden Valley will be a hit with kids of all ages and abilities.
Address: 10504 Hidden Valley Dr NW
Parking: free street parking
Gordie’s Review (12 years): “Really, really interesting playground. Super interconnected paths. Really fun.”
Nicky’s Review (9 years): “I liked how they have lots of ramps to go everywhere and how they put a sign for everything in Braille. And I liked how they made some things wobbly.”
Robbie’s Review (6 years): “Awesome! I made a new friend and played a secret hideout game.”
Age Range: 2-12 years
Ground cover: Pour-in-place recycled tire and infinity turf (artificial grass)
Features: Huge interconnected play structure with a extensive ramp system with slides, roller slides, climbing features and overhead features. Saucer swing, quiet play area with panels. 4 seater bouncer.
Surrounding park area: Large park area by the Hidden Valley Community Association. Pathway, outdoor skating rink, grassy fields, ball diamond.
Accessibility: Really awesome. The ramp system goes right up to the top (and is pretty high). There is room to turn around along the way. There is accessible flooring throughout with two different colours/textures which helps with navigation.
Wheelchair accessible sway rocker, two roller slides, transfer platforms at all the slides. Quiet area with ground level features. Texture, visual and auditory features. Shaded recliner chair. 4 seater bouncer with back support. Saucer swing. Braille navigation signs.
This playground strives for both accessibility and inclusiveness using Playcore’s 7 Principles for inclusive design:
- Accessible to children with mobility challenges
- Inclusive of those with diverse physical abilities
- Easy to understand, enabling participation and success
- Enabling every child to participate at his or her own level
- Providing both safety and challenge
- Supporting varying degrees of participation
- Providing comfort for all levels of motor control.
Shade: Some shade from the play structure itself. A nice shade tree set back from the playground near the quiet play area.
Seating: a few benches
This playground is excellent and really well thought out. It provides exciting and inclusive play opportunities for kids of all ages and abilities.
My kids all loved this playground. They have managed to include so many different elements in the space and the flow is great. A destination playground for sure.
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