20 July 2018

Pirates Island, the brand-new themed playground in Lignano Sabbiadoro – Italy

Pirates Island: Sustainability in every sense

The new large playground has been realized directly on the beautiful beach of Lignano Sabbiadoro and it is easily accessible and barrier-free from the seafront..

19th July 2018: A large playground inspired by nature and sea has been opened in Lignano Sabbiadoro. It has been equipped with different play equipment among which stands the big sailing ship (manufactured with PEFC - FSC certified wood and recycled and recyclable materials) : An impressive ship with different game levels, figurative and tactile panels, dividers for the hide-and-seek and ability games to enjoy all together to play at pirates in complete security. A track with wooden platforms which is accessible also with strollers leads easily to the wonderful beach of Lignano. Some games are accessible also with wheelchais and others have been designed for the sensory disabilities, in particular for partially sighted.

The project came from the desire of the “Lignano Sabbiadoro Gestioni” to integrate the present service offer with a themed playground suitable for the users with disabilities. This playground is a 100% Friulian outcome because it has ideally connected the North and the South of the Region Friuli Venezia Giulia through the river Tagliamento.

Infact, the Company which designed and manufactured the playground equipment is Legnolandia, the CEO is Mr. Marino De Santa and it is located at Forni di Sopra at the source of the alpine river. At the estuaries of the same river, in Lignano Sabbiadoro, this playground has been realized and it will give the opportunity to play in nature to the children which are guests in the beach resort.

The themed playground is an area where the kids can play without architectural barriers, each with his own abilities, speed, needs but everybody with the same right to play and enjoy according to the EU Guidelines Project Play For All for the inclusive playgrounds which allowed Legnolandia to be awarded with the prestigious Quality Label DfA Italia for 2018. This award is given every year to the Company which pay high attention on products, services and environments which can be used autonomously by persons with different needs and abilities.

Thanks to the sensitivity of the Lignano Sabbiadoro Gestioni, this playground has given much importance also to the environmental respect: Pirates Island Playground in Lignano is located on a wonderful beach which is protected by environmental and natural conservation. Large synthetic floorings have been avoided. Only environmentally friendly materials that are respectful of the GPP EU standards have been used. The wood came from the PEFC certified Friulian forests and the polyethylene came from the recycle chain and it is 100% recyclable. If a similar playground was realized with synthetic rubber, plastic and metal, over 12.000 KG. CO2 have been generated and released into the atmosphere. .

Here some photos of the opening, which show the authorities included the Major of Lignano Sabbiadoro Mr. Fanotto.

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