Open playgrounds shut out for families with children with special needs. Better fences would change that

Jasper Lindell
By Jasper Lindell
Updated August 8 2021 - 3:08am, first published August 7 2021 - 6:30pm
Amy Iacullo, with her children Valentina, 1, Matteo, 4, Mia, 6, and Romeo, says Canberra playgrounds do not meet the requirements of parents with special needs children. Picture: Elesa Kurtz

Playgrounds are more than just somewhere for kids to run around. They are outdoor community spaces, where parents can meet other parents and children can explore.

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Jasper Lindell

Jasper Lindell

Assembly Reporter

Jasper Lindell joined the Times in 2018. He is a Legislative Assembly reporter, covering ACT politics and government. He also writes about development, heritage, local history, literature and the arts, as well as contributing to the Times' Panorama magazine on Saturdays. He was previously a Sunday Canberra Times reporter.

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