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Accessible features at Deep Water Point Reserve

16 May 2019

Accessibility

Did you know the recent upgrades to Deep Water Point Reserve include a range of accessible features for people with disability?

Improved accessible experiences include:

  • New swings – a greater variety including swing with back support and straps, a boat seat with hand holds, a basket swing, hammocks, and more traditional fully enclosed toddler seat and strap seat.
  • Swings with sand and matting underneath to allow for wheelchair access and a wider range of play options
  • New picnic tables include back supports and wheelchair access
  • New BBQs accessible for people using wheelchairs
  • New paths linking facilities, including access to jetty and artworks
  • Paths accompanied by seating and resting points

This upgrade compliments the sites Toilet/Shower facilities which include:

  • a Changing Places Toilet, installed as part of the WALGA Changing Places Grant 2017. Click to view the Changing Places Information Leaflet
  • level access path and handrail to building
  • a universal access toilet and shower facility
  • wheelchair accessible drink fountain with water bottle refill and dog bowl

When upgrading existing parks and playgrounds the City’s Design Team build in connecting paths, accessible facilities and accessible play elements where possible. This assists people living with a disability to not only access a site more easily but also have a greater opportunity to engage with the City’s play environments and participate in their community. Many of the accessible features have been informed by the City’s Access Advisory Panel, a group of local residents with disabilities who provide feedback to the City on building and urban design projects.

The City welcomes ideas to improve accessibility within our parks – should you have any suggestions, please contact us on 1300 635 845.