City of Casey residents will soon be able to enjoy, an inclusive playspace specifically designed for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The playpace, known as Variety Livvi's Place, will feature a combination of fun play elements as well as barbecue and toilet facilities so families can stay and play longer!
Variety Livvi's Place at Edgebrook is unique, as it has been designed for children of all abilities, specifically catering towards children on the Autism Spectrum. From barbecue pavilions to themed zones, the park has been carefully crafted as an inclusive playspace for everyone to enjoy.
Research through external ASD consultants* suggests that those on the spectrum find calmness in facts and following a storyline which is why we’ve separated the playspace into particular zones, each with its own unique narrative for children to follow. These areas include the aquatic, amphibian, lettuce farm and birds in flight zones.
*Working alongside Katie Greig Consultancy (ASD Consultant and Behavioural Therapist), the design of Livvi's Place was carefully crafted.
Children of all ages and abilities are welcome to Edgebrook's park when it opens for play in 2020. Experience our four zones and navigate through a central path system. Feeling unsure? Each apparatus has signage explaining what is involved to ensure there's never any doubt! Plus, spread across the playspace you'll find quiet spaces (called 'refuge pods') where children are able to relax before returning to the play area.