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The Jumpstart Inclusive playground at Clareview District Park was completed on time and on budget in fall 2020.
In partnership with Jumpstart Charities, the City built an inclusive playground at Clareview District Park. In addition to the City’s investment of $870,000 in building the playground, Jumpstart Charities provided an in-kind contribution valued at over $1 million which included playground equipment and rubber surfacing.
The playground was completed on time and on budget in fall 2020 and is open for use.
Jumpstart’s vision is to create large-scale, accessible playgrounds in each province and territory across Canada. This vision is in line with the City’s Live Active strategy. Leveraging universal design principles, Jumpstart’s mission is to ensure these playgrounds become the standard for inclusivity by creating imaginative and accessible spaces where children of all abilities can share in the magic of play.
This playground was designed by leading experts in adaptive and inclusive play. Leveraging universal design principles, Jumpstart Charities mission is to ensure these playgrounds become the standard for inclusivity by creating imaginative and accessible spaces where children of all abilities can play.
Multiple sensory and quiet areas were incorporated into the design. Inclusive play opportunities fit with the City’s corporate accessibility policy, ensuring all people are treated with respect, with equitable access and opportunity to participate to the fullest extent in the city.
The City built the inclusive playground at Clareview District Park in partnership with Jumpstart Charities. The playground was completed on time and on budget in fall 2020, and is open for use.
At 16,000 square feet, this accessible playground serves local schools, daycares and organisations in the area as a safe, inclusive outdoor space for the local community. It is a key attraction at the Clareview Community Recreation Centre.
The Clareview District Park and Community Recreation Centre site was selected through a process that considered 13 potential sites. The Clareview site aligned with Jumpstart’s criteria for the new playground due to its proximity to the recreation centre, public library, public transit, parking and other amenities such as sportsfields.
As an active indoor and outdoor recreation site, the Clareview District Park is a destination for many surrounding neighbourhoods as well as Edmontonians city-wide.