Article published on 30 June 2017

On June 14th, the city of Grande-Synthe (in the French region Hauts-de-France) opened the new play area accessible for children of all abilities, with the Mayor, Damien Carême, elected representatives, children and supervising staff from specialised institutes, families from the Grande-Synthe region and Proludic representatives.

200 m2, €80 000 worth of investments… this play area corresponds to the community’s desire to “make the city accessible for all, and to make all public structures accessible”.

Last Wednesday, there was a joyful atmosphere in this space where all children, played together on the equipment installed: multi play unit with an access ramp, low platforms, protected staircase, play panels on ground levels, a tube slide, a double width slide where two children can slide together (or with an accompanying adult), a double springer with backrests, side panels and handles, a trampoline and musical equipment.

The first objective was to design an inclusive play area: “This is a public play area, accessible to all, which allows children to spend time together. Children in wheelchairs have fun on the trampoline! It’s rewarding to be able to fully participate to this, and that’s important” explains Sylvain Sperandio, Director of the Jacques Collache medical educational institute.

Ludovic Laurent, Deputy Head of the Green Space Services adds: “children are laughing. (…) children with a handicap play with children who are not handicapped. Except for children in wheelchairs, it’s hard to make the difference between both”.

A TV report  broadcasted the opening on the local ASTV TV.

To view, click here.


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