Accessible playground opens for kids of all abilities

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Article By: Mark Villani, Video Journalist CTV Calgary

It’s been a favourite space to play for kids and now it’s a little more accessible for everyone.

Hundreds of kids seized the chance to break in a new universally accessible playground at its official opening in Shouldice Park on Wednesday.

The new 15,000 square foot space is made of softer materials and specially designed equipment. From padded slides to swings with extra space, the park has something for everyone.

It was especially a fun day for 5-year-old Max Leo. "It’s perfect," beamed Max. "You can tell everyone is having fun because they’re all smiling."

Other children, including Matti who was with his caregiver Erica Brooks, finally got the chance to experience a playground alongside other children.

Matthew Achtymichuk