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accessibility rating 4 out of 5

Kathleen McNeely Elementary School (Park)

12440 Woodhead Rd.Richmond BC, V6V 1G3

 

We found these features accessible:

  • Parking
    • 2 marked accessible stalls in the north parking lot. (no sign posts in front of stalls)
  • Sidewalks
    • All surrounding walkways are accessible with some curb cuts near the school entrance.
  • Public Washroom
    • There are public accessible washrooms at the far end of the adjoining King Edward Park toward #5 Road. More public accessible washrooms are also available at the Cambie Community Centre across the park in the opposite direction.
  • Special Features
    • Ramp to Elevated Platforms and walkways
    • Level Rubber Ground Surface surrounding the playground
    • Low Platform Swing
    • Roller Slide
    • Tactile, Musical & Sensory Features

Our take...

The City of Richmond had a new accessible playground structure at Kathleen McNeely Elementary School built in early 2015. Much of the funding for this project was raised by a mother of a child with disabilities from the community, as well as several other donors, and the City of Richmond. The colourful playground has many accessible features, including a ramp to the elevated platforms and walkways. There are also several tactile, sensory, and musical features throughout the playground. Another unique feature is the surface surrounding the playground, which is a recycled rubber material. This playground will allow children with disabilities to play with their siblings and friends with or without disabilities in a more inclusive way.