Where: Rymill Park / Murlawirrapurka (Park 14)

Disability advocate, writer and actor Quentin Kenihan has been memorialised with a new inclusive playground built in Rymill Park. The $1m playspace, promised by the Premier Steven Marshall to be “the very best inclusive playground in the country,” includes sensory elements, waterplay and features that encourage shared play and will be suitable for children and parents with wheelchairs.

If you like your playgrounds in beautiful locations, this one is for you!
The fully fenced inclusive playground is located in very pretty Rymill/Murlawirrapurka Park, on the Eastern end of Adelaide city. The equipment is just beautiful, with a range of equipment catering for all ages and abilities. Our crew loved the rope climb climbing equipment, which in this part has a bark chip base, as well as the in-ground trampolines and swings. The ground is a good mix of bark chip and rubber flooring, making access and mobility as easy as possible for every kid.

We loved the attention to detail that has gone into this development. It was always a goal of Quentin’s to have an inclusive playspace in Adelaide to cater for all kids and this playground is a testament to his legacy. His family and friends were even consulted in the design process, as well as other disability support groups, to make sure everybody could have fun here. Even the fence gates were modified for wheelchair bound visitors, with no big high latches needed to be reached! We expect with every visit we will notice more little features like this. Some of the fantastic inclusive equipment we saw was a wheelchair trampoline, water play, sound and sensory garden and carousel spinny thingy accessible by wheelchairs…. there really is something for everyone.

There’s lots of lush green grass to run on, sit on and picnic on plus sheltered seating and BBQ facilities too!

*** Toilets are to be installed by early 2021. Portable toilets are in place for the moment however ***

Things to know

  • The pond is right there so please keep your eyes on your kids in case they wander off, and please don’t feed the ducks. I know it’s a fun thing to do but bread is not good for them.
  • There’s no shade over the playground equipment BUT there are lots of big shady trees around to escape the near
  • Bring your scooters and bikes. The paths are great for all aged kids on wheels and a great spot for a pram walk.
  • It’s right next to Gluttony so if you visit during Fringe you can pop out the back gate for a play pre/post Fringe show.
  • Parking is generally a couple of dollars, but being in the city is at the mercy of major events nearby (Like the Fringe etc)

Inclusive Play;

  • Wheelchair accessible equipment, wide paths, smooth surfaces and gentle slopes.

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