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Getting into the swing of things

New universally accessible playground opens near Pan Am Pool

Moulded bucket swings are part of the playgrounds design and allows kids who do not have complete trunk control or upper body control to swing freely. (Danielle Da Silva - Sou'wester)
Getting into the swing of things
Photos by: Photos by Danielle Da Silva
Lord Roberts student Jayden pauses for a photo on the new universally accessible play structure in Grant Park.
 (Danielle Da Silva - Sou'wester)
A “quiet playground” is also part of the design and allows children with sensory sensitivities a reprieve from the hustle of the main structure. (Danielle Da Silva - Sou'wester)
Mayor Brian Bowman speaks at the opening of the new playground in Grant Park. (Danielle Da Silva - Sou'wester)
Jumpstart Charities president Scott Fraser officially opens a new universally accessible playground in Grant Park. (Danielle Da Silva - Sou'wester)
The OmniSpin Spinner is an updated version of the traditional merry-go-round that is built at a height that allows children with mobility devices to be easily transferred into the and enjoy the merry-go-round experience.  (Danielle Da Silva - Sou'wester)
Kids hang off on a new $1-million universally accessible play structure on the Grant Park recreation campus, north of the Pan Am Pool. The 10,000-square-foot playground opened to the public on Oct. 11 and was funded by Jumpstart Charities, a partner of the Canadian Tire Corporation. (Danielle Da Silva - Sou'wester)
The Sway Fun glider enables children using wheelchairs to get in and actively participate in creating the simulated swinging movement. (Danielle Da Silva - Sou'wester)
The We Saw, part of a new accessible playground in Grant Park, is level when not in use and does not require users to lift their leg over a bar to sit and play. (Danielle Da Silva - Sou'wester)
Colin, a student at Lord Roberts School, tries out the roller slide at the new universally accessible playground in Grant Park near the Pan Am Pool. (Danielle Da Silva - Sou'wester)
Paralympian Chantal Givens speaks at the grand opening of the Jumpstart Charities universally accessible playground. (Danielle Da Silva - Sou'wester)
Moulded bucket swings are part of the playgrounds design and allows kids who do not have complete trunk control or upper body control to swing freely. - (Danielle Da Silva - Sou'wester)
Lord Roberts student Jayden pauses for a photo on the new universally accessible play structure in Grant Park. - (Danielle Da Silva - Sou'wester)
A “quiet playground” is also part of the design and allows children with sensory sensitivities a reprieve from the hustle of the main structure. - (Danielle Da Silva - Sou'wester)
Mayor Brian Bowman speaks at the opening of the new playground in Grant Park. - (Danielle Da Silva - Sou'wester)
Jumpstart Charities president Scott Fraser officially opens a new universally accessible playground in Grant Park. - (Danielle Da Silva - Sou'wester)
The OmniSpin Spinner is an updated version of the traditional merry-go-round that is built at a height that allows children with mobility devices to be easily transferred into the and enjoy the merry-go-round experience. - (Danielle Da Silva - Sou'wester)
Kids hang off on a new $1-million universally accessible play structure on the Grant Park recreation campus, north of the Pan Am Pool. The 10,000-square-foot playground opened to the public on Oct. 11 and was funded by Jumpstart Charities, a partner of the Canadian Tire Corporation. - (Danielle Da Silva - Sou'wester)
The Sway Fun glider enables children using wheelchairs to get in and actively participate in creating the simulated swinging movement. - (Danielle Da Silva - Sou'wester)
The We Saw, part of a new accessible playground in Grant Park, is level when not in use and does not require users to lift their leg over a bar to sit and play. - (Danielle Da Silva - Sou'wester)
Colin, a student at Lord Roberts School, tries out the roller slide at the new universally accessible playground in Grant Park near the Pan Am Pool. - (Danielle Da Silva - Sou'wester)
Paralympian Chantal Givens speaks at the grand opening of the Jumpstart Charities universally accessible playground. - (Danielle Da Silva - Sou'wester)

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