Wattle Park

Wattle Park is a good accessible destination for a picnic or BBQ

2 Designated disabled parking spaces are located directly in front of the park information board. Each bay is 4 metres wide and 5 metres in length. Some caution is required for wheelchair users as the cross slope on the car park is 1 in 25.

The path to the picnic ground and playground is directly in front of the two parking bays. The surface is hard packed gravel with stones of approximately 13 mm.

The picnic area has 9 new steel tables with an overhang at both ends suitable for a wheelchair users to roll under the table.

The BBQ is centrally located and has a working height of 900 millimetres.

Adjacent to the BBQ is an accessible drinking fountain.

The playground is partially accessible with a ramp leading into its central core, allowing access to parents or children with a disability.

The toilets are located to the the left of the Chalet at the top of the carpark. There is a unisex accessible cubicle. The cubicle has ample maneuvering room, wheelchair space beside the toilet and a side grab bar. There is no rear grab bar. The hand basin is accessible.

Outside the toilet facility is another accessible drinking fountain.

The historic chalet is now used for functions and receptions. There is a small, 50 millimetre step off the outside entry courtyard. Inside there is a large reception vestibule. On either side of that there is a clockroom/toilet facilities, one male and one female. Each contains an accessible toilet cubicle and accessible hand basins. The main room of the chalet is level floored. There is a mezzanine level which is only accessible via stairs.

The self guided nature trail starts behind the chalet and is asphalt down the hill to the first corner. Initially the gradient is approximately 1 in 20 but increases to 1 in 14 by the bottom of the hill. The asphalt path gives access to the bandstand and other historic buildings on the site. At the bottom of the hill the path turns to gravel. Gradients on the remainder of the nature trail increase to around 1 in 10.

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