The first PiPA playground in the UK has opened! Earley Town Council and Wokingham Borough Council were passionate about creating a wider range of play opportunities at Sol Joel that would allow the entire community to access quality play provision.
Sol Joel already features a range of play equipment such as dynamic play and a large Volcano tower, not too dissimilar to what you would see in many parks across the country. What it lacked however was the ability for children with and without special needs to access a range of play activities together.
Working together with both Wokingham and Earley Town Council we worked through the PiPA toolkit to create a truly inclusive space. PiPA is a handy checklist that keeps a designer or play space developer focused on providing a range of play values, particularly with a keen focus on a sensory diet.
This play area is listed as a destination PiPA on the PiPA Map, where all inclusive playgrounds are listed.