All-abilities play space set to open in Glenfield later this year

An example of an existing Livvi's Place play space.
An example of an existing Livvi's Place play space.

Glenfield residents will soon be able to take their kids to an all-abilities play park, with Campbelltown Council opening the project up to tender.

The final designs for the inclusive playground have been lodged and the council is now seeking a company to build the park, which will be known as Variety Livvi's Place Glenfield.

The project is a partnership between the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, Variety - The Children's Charity and Campbelltown Council.

Funding was acquired through the Department's precinct support scheme to upgrade parks and build new community infrastructure on the eastern side of the railway line.

Campbelltown mayor George Brticevic said the new place space was a key project in Glenfield.

"It's important that every child can enjoy the experience of playing on equipment at parks, no matter what their abilities might be," he said.

"Variety Livvi's Place play spaces set the gold standard for inclusive play destinations across NSW, so I'm delighted that we're able to bring our first one to Campbelltown and look forward to work starting on similar play spaces in the future."

A similar play space was created in Warragamba, opening in November last year to great community excitement.

Wollondilly mayor Matthew Deeth said at the time that he hoped the opening of the park would be a "real celebration".

"This is something the community has been advocating for over a number of years," he said in November.

"It will offer play opportunities for all abilities and ages for many years to come."

Variety has successfully partnered with other councils including Bankstown and Taree to deliver more Livvi's Place inclusive play spaces.

The existing facilities are thriving destinations where all children are welcome and included.

"At Variety we believe that all kids deserve a fair go, including the ability to play," Variety inclusive play manager Kim Becherand said.

"Variety Livvi's Place Glenfield is an exciting part of our mission to make play available to all kids within their community.

"We have a dedicated team of inclusive play experts who will work alongside the council and the local community to build an incredible play space that meets the needs of the whole community, now and into the future."

The finished park will include a double flying fox; sway fun glider; giant swing; water play features; bike track; rain wheel; climbing log; in-ground trampoline; sculpture areas and sandstone climbing areas.

Construction on the project is expected to begin by September and be complete by December.

For more information of Variety Livvi's Place, visit https://www.variety.org.au/nsw/variety-livvis-place/.

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