fbpx

ABC Vancouver commits to building Vancouver’s first sensory playground

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 23, 2022

VANCOUVER — ABC Vancouver announced today that an ABC Majority on Park Board would build Vancouver’s first accessible sensory playground.

“Vancouver’s first sensory playground will be a big step towards making our parks more accessible,” said ABC Park Board candidate Jas Virdi. “Children of all abilities deserve to have fun.”

Sensory playgrounds are designed to make features more usable and accessible for neurodiverse children and children with mobility challenges. Seattle has built seven sensory playgrounds which have been met with positive feedback.

“These spaces make it easier for children with mobility challenges or children who experience sensory overload to have fun at the playground,” continued Virdi. “This new initiative is about creating a safe, inclusive, and welcoming environment for children of all abilities.”

The proposal builds on ABC’s commitment to make Vancouver the most accessible City in the world, ensuring Vancouver meets the needs of those with developmental disabilities and physical mobility challenges. Other components of ABC’s accessibility plan include supporting job carving initiatives, expanding curb cuts, providing better-individualized learning in schools, and building more supportive housing for those living with developmental disabilities or physical mobility challenges.

“ABC is fully committed to making Vancouver the most accessible city in the world,” concluded Christopher Richardson, ABC School Board candidate and former Vancouver School Board Chair. “ABC majorities on Council, Park Board, and School Board will deliver a safer, more accessible Vancouver.”


ABC is the only party running to win majorities on Council, Park Board, and School Board.

ABC Vancouver has nominated nineteen candidates for the October 15th municipal elections; Ken Sim for Mayor; Lenny Zhou, Peter Meiszner, Brian Montague, Mike Klassen, and incumbent City Councillors Rebecca Bligh, Lisa Dominato, and Sarah Kirby-Yung for Council; Brennan Bastyovanszky, Laura Christensen, Angela Haer, Marie-Claire Howard, Scott Jensen, and Jas Virdi for Park Board; Alfred Chien, Preeti Faridkot, Victoria Jung, Christopher Richardson, and Josh Zhang for School Board.

-30-

Media Contact:

Taylor Verrall604-968-3067 | taylor@abcvancouver.ca

Previous ABC Vancouver to fast-track business licensing in the City of Vancouver

Leave Your Comment

Get involved with Ken Sim and ABC

ABC Vancouver – A Better City

 

PO Box 95043, Vancouver RPO Kingsgate
Vancouver, BC V5T 4T8

ABC News & Updates

Sign up today to stay up to date.

We acknowledge that we live, work, and play on the Unceded Territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

ABC proactively seeks to support and elevate those from traditionally marginalized and underrepresented communities including women, members of the 2SLGBTQAI+ community, indigenous persons, racialized persons, persons living with a disability, immigrants, and those who experience or have experienced economic hardship.

Authorized by the Financial Agent for ABC Vancouver -- A Better City.