New Inclusive Playground and Spray Pad Provides Place to Play for Kids of All Abilities
The City of Regina and Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities (Jumpstart) celebrated the grand opening of the Jumpstart Inclusive Playground and Spray Pad today in Glencairn Park.
As part of the Charity’s first dual-construction project, the two new facilities are designed to accommodate physical, sensory and cognitive disabilities, providing engaging places to play for kids of all abilities. In addition, the Jumpstart Spray Pad operates on a single 9-volt battery per season, making the facility both energy and water efficient.
“The City of Regina is committed to fostering a healthier and more inclusive community,” said Regina Mayor Sandra Masters. “Through collaboration with Jumpstart, and thanks to the generosity of local Canadian Tire Dealers Mario Coccimiglio and François Bien, kids and families of all abilities can play together side-by-side at this new facility.”
"Through play, kids have the opportunity to develop valuable life skills such as creativity, confidence, and teamwork," said Marco Di Buono, President of Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities. "We are proud to partner with the City of Regina and our local Canadian Tire Dealers to bring the power of inclusive play to the community.”
The playground and spray pad are conveniently located in Glencairn Park, a community hub which features a recreation centre and skating rink. The play spaces are part of the Jumpstart’s Inclusive Play Project, which focuses on removing accessibility barriers to sport and play.