The All Ages Playground – A Success Story in Community
This week we were in Albany, enjoying an extension to our Christmas holiday (yes, after three weeks back at work) 😊 A highlight was a visit to the All Ages Playground at the Shire of Katanning on our way home at the end of our brief sojourn. The Playground is part of a successful $5m upgrade to play precinct.
When we lived in the neighbouring shire, we would often bring our kids over to the All Ages Playground. However, it is a far cry today from what it was back then (see the photo at the bottom of this post).
These days, the Shire of Katanning is a client of mine and is well known for its cultural inclusiveness, amazing improvements to its community infrastructure and focussing on the health and well being of its community members. The playground is a very important and well used social hub.
Below is a snapshot of our visit to the playground (which is free) and by no means shows all of its features which also includes BBQs, covered picnic areas and many other play activities…
What the playground looked like before it’s transformation…
Resilience is something we can all tap into to help balance out our busy lives, to help us bounce back, to help us be who we need to be – to stand up for ourselves. Recharging our batteries by taking time out is key. In its own way, playgrounds like the All Ages Playground provide that time out and help its users extend themselves in a fun, relaxing and yet, challenging way 😊