Play for all at Bardon

BAYSWATER council has started rolling out  a policy which mandates its 10 biggest playgrounds must be user-friendly for kids with disabilities.

This month the council installed a roller table at Bardon Park, which lets kids with mobility problems pull themselves along. But as deputy mayor Stephanie Coates’ kids discovered this week, it’s pretty cool for all kids, and they were quick to jump on and try it out as a “running machine”.

• Bayswater deputy mayor Stephanie Coates with Claudia, Esther and Oliver on Bardon Park’s new roller table. Photo by Steve Grant

• Bayswater deputy mayor Stephanie Coates with Claudia, Esther and Oliver on Bardon Park’s new roller table. Photo
by Steve Grant

“The installation of a roller table within the nature playground at Bardon Park has made it possible for children of all physical abilities to play together,” Cr Coates says.

“I think it is vitally important that children with a disability remain included in activities so easily taken for granted, such as playing with friends.”

by DAVID BELL

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