Play Park

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Play Park Upgrade

In the summer of 2020 Exeter and District Mencap Society donated £10k from a legacy towards the revamp of the Play Park.  Here is the link to read more about the refurbishment.

This is an inclusive playground where the equipment is almost all wheelchair accessible. The equipment is designed to encourage co-operative play and is large enough to be used by older disabled children who may need more space for wheelchairs and sometimes helpers.

The equipment includes a ride-on ride-off seesaw, a  giant slide with a wide ramp for wheelchair users to gain access to the top, two nest swings, and a wheelchair accessible swing and roundabout.

A safe community space due to adequate fencing and gates, it contains sensory equipment such as sand, textured surfacing and sensory planting, along with tactile signs for less well sighted visitors and pictorial signs for people with learning difficulties.

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Location: King George V Playing fields, Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 6HE (behind Countess Wear Hotel, entrance on Topsham Road - there are is ample free parking, and no steps).

See the Play Park's own website:

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