Coral Sea Park Inclusive Playspace Now Open

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Children of varying ages and abilities can now play at Coral Sea Park Inclusive Playspace, the newest playspace in Maroubra that opened as part of the state-supported Everybody Can Play program.

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Designed to include everyone in the community, the new space is equipped with slides and swings for bigger kids, sensory play for toddlers, toddler swing, wheelchair accessible carousel, and more outdoor furniture including a drinking fountain. 

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Children of all abilities can play together, including those with physical disabilities, mobility impairments or spectrum disorders such as autism.

The project was made possible through the NSW Government’s Everybody Can Play program, which provided a total of $200,000 in funding to upgrade the existing playground at Coral Sea Park.

As part of the initiative, Molly’s Memorial was also re-established in honour of Melissa Anne “Molly” Dunn, who died at the park in 2012.

Kids from around the neighbourhood came in to see the official opening of the park on 3 August 2022.

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Children and adults had fun spending the sunny afternoon and the free ice cream, coffee and bubbles as well as live music whilst playing on the new equipment.

Randwick City Mayor Dylan Parker graced the event alongside Minister for Planning and Homes Anthony Roberts, Member for Maroubra Michael Daley, and Member for Coogee Marjorie O’Neill.

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“An inclusive playspace means it is easy for people to get to the playground and to access the equipment, there are a variety of items they can interact with and there is shading and seating that allows families or carers to stay for as long as they want,” said Mayor Dylan Parker.

“It’s important to us that there is equal access to our open spaces for all people, whatever their ability and I’m looking forward to seeing the enjoyment this will bring to so many families,” he said.