Issue 12, July 2018

Matters

Inclusive playground equipment for Fry Crescent

We've installed some new inclusive playground equipment at the Fry Crescent play area in Burgess Hill to provide local children of all abilities with the opportunity to play together.

The old springy bikes and climbing frame have been removed to make way for the new equipment. They have been replaced by a new roundabout, extra seating and a multi-purpose climbing unit that features a rope walkway, slide, drag ramp and a fireman's pole. The roundabout is wheelchair accessible and the climbing unit also has wheelchair accessible platforms. The slide has been specifically designed at the top and bottom to make transfer to and from wheelchairs easier and the drag ramp has hand rails at two different heights to enable less mobile children to climb to the top using the rope and soft grips.

The climb nets have a shallow incline to make it easier to reach the top and are wide enough for helpers to support children if it is needed. The top of the picnic table has also been extended so children in wheelchairs can sit next to abled bodied friends and family.

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