Philosophy & Mission
Let's Build Inclusive Play Spaces in Kingston!
Because Playgrounds Should Be For Everyone.
We are group of passionate community members who are working towards building an inclusive playground here in Kingston. An inclusive playground allows children and adults of all abilities to play together and creates a fun, nurturing environment for everyone. These playgrounds are accessible (e.g. rubberized surfacing, ramps and wheelchair rocker), but also have classic features you would see in a typical playground (e.g. slides and monkey bars).
We are working closely with the City, and the proposed site for the inclusive play space is Shannon Park in the Rideau Heights District. This park is an ideal location because it already has several accessibility features, and is close to the Community Centre with an accessible washroom. A Canadian commercial playground company that specializes in inclusive playgrounds has provided us with an amazing design to get us started.
This page is to raise awareness about the project and also share fundraising initiatives as we move forward. We are currently waiting on somewhere for funds to actually be donated but the City is working on this. Please follow our page and spread the word to others if you support our vision!
What People are Saying
"I could see these spaces also being of benefit for teens, adults, and seniors with Mobilty needs if the equipment sizing could allow! The benefits of swinging span all ages "
"Even parents who have to drive their children to appointments from outside of Kingston itself. What a treat to be able to end the day at a fully accessible park!! Win!"
We want to introduce you some of the families that this playground would support. This is about community. Our community should be integrated so ALL families can play. Because play should be for everyone!