The largest and most ambitious project was building a second playground on the west end of the park – one that is focused on inclusive play. Thanks to a very generous gift from Providence Health Care, this project was fully funded and is now open to the public. Providence Playscape is nestled in the trees on Havermale Island, accessible to all, where people from toddlers to seniors can have fun - together.
With interactive play pieces, solid surfaces and ramps for wheelchairs and walkers, the inclusive playground mirrors the quality and spirit of the park itself: inviting, engaging and playful.
The playground was designed by Inclusion Matters by Shane's Inspiration to offer a variety of spaces and structures for people of all ages and abilities, providing stimulating challenges and creative opportunities for parallel play. As older children climb ropes, younger children can play with permanent fixtures on the ground. Those with physical or cognitive disabilities will have a place to play without barriers. Children can test their motor skills and make the kinds of social connections that benefit everyone.