Kath Healy from Nature Play WA joined Kirste and Dan to talk about their new initiative ‘Every kid in a Park‘.
They have partnered with the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions to helps connect all Aussie kids to the outdoors. Over the next 3 years they will be highlighting accessibility in one park each month. As well as engaging with accessibility and disability experts to create resources that support families of all abilities to get out into nature.
“Accessibility is just one part of the equation. Just because you are able to get somewhere doesn’t mean it is actually great when you get there. Sometimes there is a fun factor that is missing.”
Canning River Regional Park was the park of the month for April. Woodman Point Regional Park is the park of the month for may. “We also share things like there is this many disabled toilets, there is this many parking bays, here is what the surface looks like, here is how wide the paths are. So all the things people with disabilities have told us is important to know before they get there.”
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