Opening of New All Inclusive Esther Short Park Playground in Vancouver

The new Esther Short Park Playground is now open. It is the first part of a city-wide initiative around building fully inclusive and accessible playgrounds across Vancouver, Washington: Project Play. In this field piece produced by Steena Trecha you’ll hear kids cheering on the opening of this new park followed by greetings fromVancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Oogle.

You’ll hear fromJeremy Robbins, a Vancouver City Parks Commissioner who uses a wheelchair and believes in the power of play and accessibility.

You’ll also hear from two different wheel chair-using adults and a city employee parent who has brought their kids to the opening of the park to play.

To learn more about Project Play and to provide your input on future city projects head to

To learn more about Harper’s Playground radical inclusivity model head to