Children can now indulge in sliding, swinging, climbing, bouncing, spinning, balancing, socialising, and imaginative play opportunities, all designed to be enjoyed without limitations at Limerick City's first fully inclusive playground in People's Park.
The newly upgraded playground showcases features designed to ensure an all-encompassing play experience and promises to provide children of all abilities and ages with an environment that fosters inclusive play, accessibility, and boundless imagination. Wheelchair accessible equipment, a sensory garden, and an emphasis on imaginative play are at the forefront of this innovative project.
Among the highlights are a fully accessible roundabout, trampoline, and sand digger, while other equipment is thoughtfully designed for accessibility through transfers.
One of the standout features is a wide slide along the park's embankment, providing an opportunity for children and caregivers to slide together—an activity that knows no bounds.
The swing sets boast a spacious bucket-molded seat and a secure "roller coaster" style harness, offering children without typical muscular strength and co-ordination the chance to enjoy swinging alongside their peers.
A dedicated sensory area encompasses various games and musical panels, along with a captivating story-telling space.
Leveraging the site's topography, the design incorporates green embankment areas for slides, climbing structures, and an enthralling adventure trail, fostering a space for numerous children to gather and engage in play together.
People's Park, Pery's Square, Limerick City