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Play is for everyone, our playspaces should be too!

We’re committed to making playspaces in NSW more inclusive. That’s why we’ve collaborated with a range of stakeholders to create the Everyone Can Play Guideline, a practical toolkit for creating playspaces that are designed to be inclusive of everyone in the community.


We want designers to think about the little things that can make a big difference. It might be as simple as including a path for a wheelchair or pram from the car park to the playspace, making sure there’s enough shade or even a back on the seat, so a grandparent can comfortably watch their grandchildren learn and explore the world through play.


Everyone Can Play Guideline

The Guideline was developed through a collaborative process that involved extensive stakeholder engagement and consultation with advocacy and advisory groups representing over 50 stakeholders from local government, landscape architecture, disability advocates, industry representatives, parents and educators.


Feedback on the guideline was provided through a six-week exhibition period and a series of 11 workshops run across NSW with councils and industry representatives. The feedback received was very positive and constructive. More information can be found in the Consultation Report.


The Guideline was reviewed using the feedback and minor adjustments have been have made to improve readability and incorporate additional case studies to promote practical application of the Guideline.


We’ve worked hard to ensure the Guideline will meet the needs of our playspace planners, designers and creators. The document is available for download via the link below.


View the Guideline


Check out the website

The Everyone Can Play website provides resources including toolkits, news articles, case studies and examples to assist in the planning, creation and delivery of inclusive playspaces. Design resources are available for download from the website including the Everyone Can Play Guideline, the Consultation Report, design and evaluation toolkits and information about the Everyone Can Play Grant Program.


Everyone can Play website


Everyone Can Play latest videos

We’re releasing new inclusive playspaces all around New South Wales.


Watch the videos featuring some of the latest parks we launched and promoting more information about the project.

Page last updated: 28/02/2020