Popular Hamilton park gets a wheelchair friendly swing


Published June 8, 2023 at 6:41 pm

We-Go Swing (Photo/City of Hamilton)

Summer months are when playgrounds and parks come alive with laughter, activity, and a sense of community.

These spaces provide an avenue for children to engage in outdoor recreation, foster social connections, and enjoy moments of fun and relaxation.

And, in an attempt to these parks more inclusive, the City of Hamilton recently installed a wheelchair accessible swing at the Heritage Green Sports Park, located at 355 First Rd. W.

The “We-Go” swing aims to provide an opportunity for children of all abilities to play together on a fully inclusive swing.

The design is set to  integrate into the already existing playground setting, with barrier-free and transfer-free capabilities.

The swing enhances the range of play opportunities available at the park, enabling children of varying abilities to share the thrill of swinging together, according to city authorities.

The swing is a part of the Heritage Green Community Trust Grant(provides support in the form of scholarships & grants to students, community, educational or charitable organizations of upper Stoney Creek) that recognized the importance of inclusivity and supported the project by funding a portion of the We-Go swing.

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