Brisbane City Council seem to be making a great effort to make parks and playgrounds accessible. On a recent trip to Brisbane Hubby headed to Whites Hill Reserve to check out the facilities. What struck him when he arrived was how peaceful the parkland is considering it isn’t far from the city center.
The Sway Fun rocker has wheelchair access and provides a gentle rocking motion which can be enjoyed by a child in a wheelchair, friends and even adults. BJ doesn’t find these provide enough ‘action’ but I am sure they are great for the less adventurous park goers and it is something you can do with others.
It is fantastic to see so many playgrounds adopting the communication boards like this one at Whites Hill Reserve.
I love this water play area which can be accessed by children with or without a wheelchair. It is under shade cover and what could be better than water play on a hot Queensland summer day?
This kind of swing in a park would have been perfect for BJ when he was younger. It gives extra support and safety with the clip down plastic harness.
Sand play is something that is very difficult if a child cannot sit independently. A sand tray is a great alternative and once again children with and without a disability can play at this type of table top activity.
I like the thought that has gone into putting the sand diggers on the edge of the soft fall allowing a child using a wheelchair to access it more easily.
Whites Hill Reserve is expansive. The playground area is large and fully fenced and there is bush land to explore beyond this. Hubby reports that not all of the paths in the bush land are level but there is plenty of level pathway to explore. The photo of a butterfly below was captured along the bush land walk.
Disabled parking and toilet facilities (including adult change facilities) are available near the playground. Due to the large sports ovals surrounding the park Hubby felt that parking may be an issue on weekends when sports are in full swing.
Across the road from the park is Cafe Metro, which is run by the not-for-profit Brisbane Metropolitan Touch Association. It is open daily.
For more information head to the Brisbane City Council website.
Whites Hill Reserve, Boundary Road, Camp Hill.
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