Sector Public realm
Project type Refurbishment
Year completed 2021
Project location Northern Ireland
Client Mid Ulster District Council
 
 

The project

Its not everyday that Wicksteed install a new inclusive playground with links to an American President, but this new playground equipment installation is situated at the ancestral home of Ulysees S Grant, the 18th President of the United States.

Ulysees S Grant’s great grandfather John Simpson was born in a farmhouse just outside Ballygawley, Northern Ireland. The original ancestral homestead where the playground is located has been preserved and is open to visitors all year round. 

The makeover

The existing U.S. Grant Homestead play park playground was given a much needed makeover with new equipment added to boost the play value of the space including a Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) compliant wheelchair accessible swirl roundabout, an inclusive 1.5m trampoline and basket seat swing.

The outdoor play area near Ballygawley features a wonderful mix of some of Wicksteeds best dynamic play products and a sensory play items; four of Wicksteed's interactive play panels were positioned at wheelchair height and are suitable for younger children and anyone with sensory needs to enjoy.


The project

Its not everyday that Wicksteed install a new inclusive playground with links to an American President, but this new playground equipment installation is situated at the ancestral home of Ulysees S Grant, the 18th President of the United States.

Ulysees S Grant’s great grandfather John Simpson was born in a farmhouse just outside Ballygawley, Northern Ireland. The original ancestral homestead where the playground is located has been preserved and is open to visitors all year round. 

The makeover

The existing U.S. Grant Homestead play park playground was given a much needed makeover with new equipment added to boost the play value of the space including a Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) compliant wheelchair accessible swirl roundabout, an inclusive 1.5m trampoline and basket seat swing.

The outdoor play area near Ballygawley features a wonderful mix of some of Wicksteeds best dynamic play products and a sensory play items; four of Wicksteed's interactive play panels were positioned at wheelchair height and are suitable for younger children and anyone with sensory needs to enjoy.


 
 
 
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