All Abilities Play Space

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The All-Abilities Play Space (AAPS) project is on track to open early in 2018 on the beautiful Swan River  at Beaton Park in Nedlands. A community fund raising drive to enable all three stages of the project to be completed at the same time is in progress.

The Rotary Clubs of Nedlands, Subiaco and West Perth are collaborating to find the funding for the All-Abilities Play Space. This unique playground is the work of renowned landscape architect and play space designer Fiona Robbé, to provide special activities for people of all ages and abilities. Children, their families and carers will be able to enjoy an environment where their special needs and interests have been reflected in the design as will older people who will benefit from gentle exercise. It is a place where extended families can play together and enjoy the peaceful location by the river.

We are becoming very excited as the All-abilities Play Space rapidly takes shape.  Artists, designers, landscapers, engineers, planners, earth-movers, builders and project managers have all had something to add to this unique space. Children, too, were consulted about their needs and wants for a play space where families and children with different needs could play alongside each other, and are eagerly waiting for the Stage One opening early in 2018.

A community partnership project, the play space is located on a premier site - Please view these short videos:

Verity James describes the AAPS


Justin Langeris a huge supporter


The project involves four Rotary Clubs:



West Perth, and

Matilda Bay,

plus the City of Nedlands, Inclusion WA, Disability Advisory Committee, Australia’s BridgeWood and Grieve engineers, local disability workers, families and community members, with development of the designs based on extensive community involvement and consultation.


If you would like to help build this innovative state of the art project -------

Sponsorship enquiries: please contact Angus Buchanan, West Perth Rotary, on  

Pro Bono work: please contact Margot Matthews, Australia's Bridge, on


This is a 10,000 square metre play space designed for people of all ages and abilities. The space will have 17 play zones including sand play, nature play, active spinning, active climbing, decks and slides, music play and much more.

The All Abilities Play Space is for everyone! Children, teenagers and adults with disability, their families and carers, have all been involved in the design, to make sure it works for everyone. Above all it will be a vibrant community activity space where everyone may meet, play, socialise and use play equipment.

Teenagers and adults often feel excluded from playgrounds, partly because most conventional play equipment is only designed to take the weight of a child. In contrast to this, the All Abilities Play Space will welcome teenagers and has also been designed with the needs of adults in mind. No more boring visits to the park for Mum and Dad - there will even be play equipment for seniors, so grandparents can have fun at the park too. The high quality surrounding fence will give parents peace of mind!




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