Inclusive play equipment
We currently provide over 200 play areas across South Lanarkshire and endeavour to ensure that an element of inclusive play is incorporated into any new design. However, given the vast range of abilities, age of children as well as the size and design of different play areas, it is impossible to meet the needs or preferences of every individual child. The ethos of inclusive play is to ensure that children with a range of abilities can play together.
The inclusive equipment listed is categorised by suppliers and may not be instantly identifiable as the subtle difference could be back support on a springy, a wider slide for adults to accompany a child or it could simply mean that a child can sit on an item that other children would traditionally stand on. More easily identified are items such as wheelchair accessible roundabouts or a basket swing for children who may have limited postural support but are able to lie flat. Wheelchair swings are also considered inclusive however, as per supplier recommendations, these are not deemed suitable for unsupervised play areas.
Irrespective of ability or age, not every piece of equipment will be suitable for each child. It is therefore necessary for accompanying adults to provide adequate supervision and establish whether a particular piece of equipment is appropriate based on a child’s ability and/or age.
In addition to routine play area inspections, play equipment is audited annually and the list of inclusive equipment was last updated in June 2022.
It is, however, important to note that the Council cannot guarantee that all items listed will be available on your visit due to ongoing repairs and maintenance. Additionally, in some instances specific items may have been completely removed by the Council if deemed unsafe or inappropriate for further use following an inspection.
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- Alexander Hamilton Memorial Park Play Area, Stonehouse, ML9 3LN
- Allendale Play Area East Kilbride G74 4JD
- Alpine Walk Play Area Blantyre G72 0PF
- Alwyn Court Play Area East Kilbride G74 4RQ
- Ambleside Play Area East Kilbride G75 8TX
- Anstruther Street Play Area Law ML8 5JG
- Ashgill Play Area Ashgill ML9 3AT
- Auchengray Play Area Auchengray ML11 8RN
- Auchenheath Play Area Auchenheath ML11 9XE
- Auldhouse Play Area Auldhouse G75 8TX
- Balfour Terrace Play Area East Kilbride G75 0JQ
- Ballantrae Play Area East Kilbride G74 4TZ
- Balmore Drive Play Area Hamilton ML3 8BY
- Barnflat Street Play Area Rutherglen G73 1JA
- Bellefield Road Play Area Lanark ML11 7RH
- Bellfield Rd Play Area Coalburn ML11 0LD
- Belmont Drive Play area East Kilbride G75 8HD
- Bennan Place Play Area East Kilbride G75 9NR
- Biggar Burnbraes Park Play Area Biggar ML12 6LY
- Biggar Public Park Play Area Biggar ML12 6HA
- Blackhill View Play Area Law ML8 5JZ
- Blackwood Park Play Area Blackwood ML11 9SA
- Boghead Play Area Boghead ML11 0JA
- Bothwell Road Park Play Area Hamilton ML3 0BB
- Braefoot Crescent Play Area Law ML8 5SH
- Braehead Play Area Braehead ML11 8EY
- Braeside Place Play Area Cambuslang G72 8PR
- Braxfield Terrace Play Area Lanark ML11 9BZ
- Brent Road Play Area East Kilbride G74 4RA
- Brown Street Play Area Larkhall ML9 2BX