QUENTIN KENIHAN PLAYSPACE OPENS IN ADELAIDE CBD
Quentin Kenihan’s dream to build an inclusive playspace in the Adelaide CBD has become a reality – right on schedule, just in time for the school holidays where kids and their parents alike will be busting to find somewhere new to play!
Quentin Kenihan Inclusive Playspace
All inclusive play opportunities
The playspace, located in beautiful Rymill Park / Murlawirrapurka (Park 14), honours much loved disability advocate Quentin Kenihan and features a wheelchair trampoline, sound and sensory garden and water play.
Features of the new Quentin Kenihan Inclusive Playspace include:
- A wheelchair trampoline
- A sound and sensory garden
- Swings and a carousel
- Paths, barbecue area, shelter and seats
- Accessible toilets (including an accredited changing places facility) will soon be available
Minister for Human Services Michelle Lensink said she was thrilled Quentin’s vision had come to life.
“Quentin fiercely advocated for an inclusive playground in the CBD and it’s wonderful we’ve honoured his legacy with this new playspace that will now be enjoyed by South Australians of all ages and abilities for many years to come,” said Minister Lensink.
Lord Mayor Sandy Verschoor said she looked forward to families enjoying the new playspace which honours the much-loved and missed disability advocate.
“The new Quentin Kenihan Inclusive Playspace is a fantastic addition to the playspaces within the Adelaide Park Lands and will attract hundreds of families to Rymill Park on these warmer weekends we’re now enjoying,” said the Lord Mayor. “I thank Quentin’s family and friends, Council’s Access and Inclusion Panel and key members of the community who have designed something I’m sure Quentin would love. I have no doubt it will be warmly embraced by children of all abilities from across Adelaide and it’s now ready for them to enjoy throughout school holidays.”
While the Quentin Kenihan Playspace is now complete, the toilet facilities will be completed in late January.
In the interim, signage will be placed to direct play space users to toilets located nearby including the corner of Rundle St and East Tce, which includes two ambulant toilets and one accessible toilet and the corner of Hackney Rd/Dequetteville Tce, which includes an accessible toilet.