Stage 1 of The All Abilities Play Space was opened on the 7th of June 2018 and named The Jo Wheatley All Abilities Play Space.  This wonderful facility has been carefully and thoughtfully constructed to provide people of all ages, all abilities and all cultures the opportunity to play together.   Initiated by Rotary 7 years ago, it is a collaboration between the Rotary Clubs of Nedlands, Subiaco & West Perth and The City of Nedlands.  You will find it at Beaton Park, The Esplanade, Dalkeith on the foreshore (just past the Perth Flying Squadron Yacht Club).  
It's so wonderful to see the equipment that allows children to share an experience regardless of their level of ability and inspiring to see the joy on the faces of those discovering it.  Listening to the happy sounds of children squealing with delight and laughing on their journey through different spaces that engage different senses and encourage imagination and adventure within a safe context is a pleasure.  Lots of "grandies" exercising along with their grandchildren as well.
Perhaps the people playing won't always notice the changing textures under their feet or appreciate the multiple roles an anchored rope can play but they will still feel smoothness, bumpiness and roughness, and they'll grab for the rope when they need it.
Visit our new photo album - Play Zones -  to see some of these features and details.