A SPACE TO GROW AND PLAY
Lendlease and the Touched by Olivia Foundation officially opened an inclusive play space, Livvi’s Place at Elliot Springs in north Queensland last week.
Lendlease Regional development manager Simon Walker said the space was Lendlease’s first inclusive playground in Queensland and the first Livvi’s Place in Townsville.
“We’ve created a space where people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities will feel comfortable and can thrive in their environment,” Mr Walker said.
Designed in consultation with children, parents, local charity Unlock the Lachs and Touched by Olivia, Livvi’s Place is an inclusive play space that will allow children of all ages and abilities to enjoy the park.
The 4000sq m space forms part of the first recreation destination park at Elliot Springs and has several interactive facilities including a 10m treehouse with slides, swings, sheltered barbecue and picnic areas.
The opening of Livvi’s Place will be celebrated with a Family Fun Day in the park today with Unlock the Lachs running an inclusive storytime session and craft activities.
Unlock the Lachs president Cayley Downey said it was an honour to work with Lendlease, who had recognised how important it was to embrace, respect, enhance and include the local community and environment in its play space design.
“We also take great pride in learning from and engaging with Touched by Olivia – we share the same dream that every child can play,” Ms Downey said.
Lendlease and Touched by Olivia Foundation officially opened the play space, Livvi’s Place.