The Rotary Clubs in Red Deer and surrounding area have partnered with Mattie McCullough Elementary School and the City of Red Deer to undertake the construction of a barrier-free playground to enhance accessibility for people of all abilities and ages to play and grow together. The project is named Access for All.
Mattie McCullough Elementary School (MMES) was chosen as the playground site for two reasons:
- MMES and participating Rotary clubs have a shared vision that the playground will serve the whole community as well as the school.
- Second, there is ample land available.
The City of Red Deer has agreed to donate this land and provide on-going maintenance.
Access for All will focus on development of social, physical and co-operative skills providing opportunities for integration, interaction and inclusion for people of all abilities. 50% of the “playscape” design will integrate equipment purpose-built for people with unique abilities.
Access for All will be the largest barrier-free playground in Central Alberta.