UK – Inclusive Playground at Markeaton Park, Derby – Case Study

Proludic’s brief for this new playground in the UK was for a playground accessible to all children, with solutions to cater for all kinds of special needs including physical and mental impairments.

Set on the banks of a small lake, in the heart of a park which receives over a million visitors each year (Markeaton Park in Derby), the playground took the form of a 22 metre long pirate galleon.

Equipped with numerous wide platforms, elements for sliding and climbing, and play panels for learning and role-play activities, the boat’s design and inclusivity have made it a great success.

The entrances – wide openings and an access ramp – are designed to enable children in wheelchairs to freely circulate under and around the boat.

Click here to view all the details about this inclusive playground project.

Site: Markeaton Park
Client: Derby City Council
Age Range: Toddlers, Junior, all abilities

Date Opened: 03-Jun-2013

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