Jumpstart Inclusive Playground Opens in St. John's
The new Jumpstart Inclusive Playground at Mundy Pond Park opened to the public on Friday.
At over 11,000 square feet, the area is the largest inclusive play space in St. John’s welcoming kids of all abilities.
Some of the unique features include a poured-in-place rubber surfacing allowing for a barrier-free transition from pathways to play area, a collection of musical instruments providing auditory stimulation, a we-saw which is an updated version of a seesaw designed for ease of use for kids of all abilities. A We-Go-Round which is a merry-go-round designed so that children using mobility devices can wheel right in, and a Cozy Dome, a special climber and get away place for children who want a break from all the sights and sounds of the playground.
The playground equipment and rubber surfacing, valued at approximately $1 million, was funded by Jumpstart with the support of Tim Price and Family, who have donated to the national efforts of Jumpstart’s Inclusive Play Project. The City of St. John’s provided the land to build the playground and covered the costs associated with site preparation.