New all-inclusive children’s playground now open
Stockland Merrylands all-inclusive children's playground is now open on level 1, opposite Big W.
Built in collaboration with Variety – the Children’s Charity, the playground’s innovative design allows children of all abilities to play together, including those with physical disabilities, vision, hearing and mobility impairments, or spectrum disorders such as autism.
Aptly named ‘Merrylands Global Village’, the playground design celebrates the local community’s cultural diversity through a vibrant and engaging space where children are encouraged to interact, role play and play.
Some features of inclusion in the playground is a wide directional pathway through the space for easy access, imaginative, sensory and accessible play options for all children, a wide slide for easy access and fencing around the playspace to ensure the safety.
The beautiful artwork covering the new playspace has been specially designed in-centre by twelve young women from the new migrant and refugee community in Merrylands as part of a 5-week art workshop managed by fashion label and registered charity The Social Outfit.