Equality News Update: The Courier: Scotland’s first all inclusive play park opens in Fife

The first all inclusive play park in Scotland has been officially opened by the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

Hundreds of excited children and their parents attended the event in Dunfermline’s Pittencrieff Park yesterday afternoon.

The £200,000 project was set up by charity Play As One Scotland who set about making a play area which was suitable for both disabled and able-bodied children.

A host of different activities are now open to the general public including a Pendulum Swing, Darwin Unit climbing frame and a wheelchair trampoline.

One Fife mum who came along to the grand opening was Karen Lessells whose daughter Jessica is wheelchair-bound after being born with a rare brain condition.

The 43-year-old told how it was heartwarming to see the youngster, who has Dysgenesis of the Corpus Callosum, being able to play in a park with other children.

She said: “When she was younger we could put her in the wee baby swings but she’s too big for that now.

“We’ve been really excited about this coming. She’s loving it. It’s just lovely to be able to come with our friends and have something that she can do.

 

 

Read more at: https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/fife/665204/scotlands-first-all-inclusive-play-park-opens-in-fife/

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