City partners with Jumpstart to open inclusive playground and spray pad

The City of Regina and Jumpstart partnered to celebrate the grand opening of the Jumpstart Inclusive Playground and Spray Pad in Glencairn Park.

The playground and spray pad saw an investment of $1.2 million from Canadian Tire and Jumpstart and $400,000 from the City of Regina to design the facilities to accommodate physical, sensory and cognitive disabilities, providing engaging places to play for kids of all abilities.

In addition, the Jumpstart Spray Pad operates on a single 9-volt battery per season, making the facility both energy and water-efficient.

Mayor Sandra Masters says the facility shows the city’s commitment to fostering a healthier and more inclusive community.

“Through collaboration with Jumpstart, and thanks to the generosity of local Canadian Tire Dealers Mario Coccimiglio and François Bien, kids and families of all abilities can play together side-by-side at this new facility.”

Marco Di Buono, President of Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities, said the facility is about ensuring every kid can have fun.

“Through play, kids have the opportunity to develop valuable life skills such as creativity, confidence, and teamwork,” he said. “We are proud to partner with the City of Regina and our local Canadian Tire Dealers to bring the power of inclusive play to the community.”

The play spaces are part of Jumpstart’s Inclusive Play Project, which focuses on removing accessibility barriers to sport and play.

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