New accessible play structure in Webster Park on Keith Wilson Road. (City of Chilliwack)

Webster Park gets new play structure in Chilliwack highlighting accessibility

‘We know we have more work to do to create equitable play opportunities for kids,’ mayor says

Accessible features are the focus of a new play structure in Webster Park on Keith Wilson Road, according to City of Chilliwack.

The play area comes with wide ramps with safety rails, inclusive play panels, and rubber tile surfacing.

“One of the objectives of the Mayor’s Task Force on Inclusiveness, Diversity, and Accessibility Action Plan is to work to establish accessible playgrounds,” said Mayor Ken Popove, in a release Monday (March 14).

“We know we have more work to do to create equitable play opportunities for kids in the community, and we will continue to improve our parks and public spaces for people with disabilities.”

Designed for children aged two to five years old, the play structure is in the northwest area of the park, next to the concrete pathway.

Given the choice of facilities, on the heels of consultation with the neighbourhood by email, phone, and a survey on engagechilliwack.com, 77 per cent of neighbours who participated selected this type of structure.

Improving Chilliwack’s facilities, services, parks, and public spaces for people with disabilities is one of six overarching goals in the Mayor’s Task Force on Inclusiveness, Diversity, and Accessibility Action Plan, which can be found at chilliwack.com/inclusion.

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