Families have their say on the Quentin Kenihan Inclusive Playground

14 Oct 2019 newsmedia

South Australian families have submitted their ideas and vision for the new Quentin Kenihan Inclusive Playspace at a family fun day held at Bonython Park Playspace today.

The City of Adelaide hosted South Australians of all ages and abilities at the free community event, which included face painting, a sausage sizzle and a quiet zone.

Earlier this year, the State Government committed $1 million to the City of Adelaide to build an inclusive play space commemorating the legacy of disability advocate, actor and family maker Quentin Kenihan in Rymill Park.

Minister for Human Services Michelle Lensink urged the community to put forward their ideas to help shape the new inclusive playground honouring Quentin’s legacy.

“The Liberal Government is thrilled to commit $1 million to such a worthwhile project and now we are asking the community to help us come up with ideas on how we design a fun and inclusive space suitable for all ages, abilities and cultures,” said Minister Lensink.

“Quentin fiercely advocated for an inclusive playground in the CBD so it will be fantastic to work with the City of Adelaide and the community to see his dream become a reality.”

Lord Mayor Sandy Verschoor said the Quentin Kenihan Inclusive Playspace will be designed to meet best practice principles in inclusive playspace design.

“I’m very proud that, with the support of the State Government, we’ll bring Quentin’s vision to life and that our community will help shape a playspace for everyone to enjoy,” said the
Lord Mayor.

“We look forward to seeing as many people as possible having their say and will also host an inclusive play day at Bonython Park where everyone can gather to have fun and provide thoughts about what will make a great playspace.”

Consultation for the playspace closes on Monday 14 October at 5pm. You can find out more about the project by visiting Your Say Adelaide.