Cork City Council has installed wheelchair swings in these 5 playground locations
Every child deserves to play.
This week, Cork City Council unveiled the completed upgrades to playgrounds around Cork, which give wheelchair-using children the opportunity to play alongside their family and friends.
Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr. Tony Fitzgerald launched the initiative across Cork City’s parks, with new wheelchair-accessible swings now open in Clashduv Park, Ballinlough Park, Popham’s Park, Meelick Park, and Blarney Park.
Swings are one of the most popular play items in playgrounds and now children can enjoy using the purpose-built set whilst remaining in their wheelchairs.
As well as providing pure joy, the facilities improve on and open up conversations around accessibility, inclusivity, and visibility.
Access to the units is gated due to the mechanics of the swing, however, a universal key is available from the Parks & Recreation Department by emailing email@example.com, or by phoning (021) 492 4000.