Department of Human Services

SA inclusive playground joins national network


An inclusive playground at Park Holme has become the first in South Australia to join a national network of playgrounds designed for people with disability.

The Hendrie Street Inclusive Playground was developed by the City of Marion in partnership with the Touched by Olivia Foundation and the State Government, through the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure and Arts SA.

It has been specifically designed to be used by people with a wide range of disabilities, including mobility, vision impairment, hearing impairment, and autism.

The playground is the first in South Australia to be added to the national network of "Livvi's Place" inclusive playgrounds.

The Livvi's Place playgrounds are an initiative of the Touched by Olivia Foundation, which was formed by Sydney couple John and Justine Perkins after the death in 2006 of their eight-month-old daughter Olivia to a rare disease.

They recognised a lack of play opportunities for children with disabilities, and established the network of Livvi's Place inclusive playgrounds in memory of their daughter. There are now more than 20 Livvi's Place playgrounds around Australia.

Image credit: City of Marion

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