Ridgecrest Accessible Splash Pad Opens with Support from the Government of Canada

Jul 4, 2014

Ridgecrest Playground at 1437 Roy Avenue in Sudbury now offers an accessible splash pad thanks to an additional grant of $50,000 on top of $125,000 already received through the Government of Canada’s Enabling Accessibility Fund. The City of Greater Sudbury contributed $123,654 to complete the accessible playground feature.

The objective of the Ridgecrest Playground enhancement is to promote inclusion and to provide a safe and accessible space for residents of all ages and abilities to be able to use and enjoy. The addition of a splash pad is the final stage of creating an inclusive accessible playground. The playground is already home to a fully accessible play structure complete with a swing, ice rink, a retrofitted building with wider doors, washrooms, a ramp, and an electric door opener.

“We are deeply grateful to the Government of Canada’s Enabling Accessibility Fund, without which our vision would not have come to fruition,” said  Ward 12 Councillor Joscelyne Landry-Altmann. “The accessible amenities will mean children of all abilities can play together in a safe and fun venue which will give them a sense of belonging. The addition of the splash pad has made Ridgecrest Playground a truly barrier-free park.”

For more information about this project and other accessible recreation opportunities offered by the City of Greater Sudbury please call 3-1-1 or visit www.greatersudbury.ca/playgrounds.