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.
Site: Markeaton Park
Client: Derby City Council
Age Range: Toddlers, Junior, all abilities
Date Opened: 03-Jun-2013