Lauded as one of Melbourne's original and most inclusive parks, thanks to its very accessible playground, Hays Paddock Park was developed with some help from two local mothers, Danielle Blanden and Jenny Grahem, back in 2003. Both have disabled and able-bodied children, and encouraged the City of Boroondara to develop a more accessible playground.
Wide wooden ramps wind around the equipment. There is Braille and sign language instructions throughout the playground and soft flooring across it all. Colourful butterfly shade tops loom overhead and there a many swings, slides and see-saws, alongside a large rope-climbing frame and an interactive sandpit. The entire playground area is also fenced off to ensure safety. A basic learners’ bike path makes for an easy riding environment for anyone graduating from their training wheels to two wheels.
A swampy billabong is located just across from the play equipment. There are also plenty of picnic tables, shaded areas and barbecues.
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