India’s first sensory park for differently-abled persons of all age groups was inaugurated in Bhubaneswar’s Sahidnagar area. The first-of-its-kind sensory park was inaugurated under the Smart City Project, and covers an area of about 1,368 sq m.
Developed by Bhubaneswar Smart City, the park was inaugurated by the Minister of Social Security and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (SSEPD), Ashok Chandra Panda in the presence of Mayor Sulochana Das and other dignitaries.
The park was developed at an investment of around Rs 1 crore and offers facilities like insulated pathways, playing equipment for children, an open-air gym, and other child-friendly services that comply with the universal access guideline.
This initiative will benefit physically-challenged children, especially those with hearing and vision impairment. The pay equipment of the modern park includes wheelchair swings, two-seater swings, multi-line swings, single-seater spring rider, musical poles and trees, sound play, drum track, musical panel, sound play table, shoulder builder, three-seater merry-go-round (MGR), multi-seater MGR, wheelchair MGR, slides, monkey bar climber, ball pool and adventure climber among others.