Milltown's Inclusive Playground

Development 2019

Milltown Community Playground - Co Galway. Photographs courtesy of Cathal McHugh, 2019

Musicial Xylophone PlayPanel
Wheelchair friendly roundabout that can take 2 wheelchairs at the same time while also accommodating other children or friends of those on wheelchairs in the seats!
Nest Swing
X's and O's
Abacus rings
Number puzzle panel
Spiral spinning wheel with a maze beside it
Picture Panel
Welcome Sign

Inclusive Playground!

When we undertook to redevelop the playground, one of the key objectives was to try and make the playground as inclusive as possible within the limited budget and space we had. We chose equipment with this in mind and in total there are 8 activities (9 if you include the nest swing) that are accessible to those in wheelchairs or with limited mobility. While some other playgrounds include a piece of accessible equipment such as a wheelchair swing these are often “inaccessible” because you need a special key to unlock it. They are also separated from other children and do not promote the inclusive aspect where the user can enjoy the activity alongside their friends. In Milltown we have chosen our equipment carefully to try and address this🙂. Details of each activity above in the pictures. Please share with those who may have children with special needs or in wheelchairs.


Source: Milltown Community Playground – Co Galway Facebook (Posted 11th April 2019)



This page was added on 02/09/2019.

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