A playground for all abilities with water play

The amphibian zone. Pictures: Stewart Chambers

Water sensory zones, quiet spaces and a flight deck are among the cool features of a new all abilities playground in Clyde.

The playground – located in Stockland’s Edgebrook estate – has been specifically built with consideration given to children and families living with autism.

The park has been carefully designed with an abundance of experiences to support children with sensory processing, social interaction and movement.

It is named ‘Variety Livvi’s Place’ – after the children’s charity played a key role in ensuring the park would provide a safe, fun and welcoming experience for all children.

Play and behavioural child development experts helped design the park.

It features water sensory zones, quiet spaces and themed zones – to help children on the spectrum to find calmness in a busy play space.

You’ll also find slides, swings, toilets and a shaded BBQ area.

The park was officially opened on 18 December – just in time for Christmas!

Pakenham mother Hannah and her two boys, Zach and Kai, were excited to be among the first families to try the park when it opened.

“It’s just really good for us because I know that it’s got a fenced area so I don’t have to worry about them running off. It’s easy and accessible for them [and] there’s a variety of things for them to do here. It’s good for all ages,” she explained.

You can find the playground at the corner of Merribrook Boulevard and Carribean Circuit, Clyde.