Boundless – The Centenary of Canberra National Playground is Canberra’s first all abilities playground, located on the shore of Lake Burley Griffin at Kings Park. The playground caters to different levels of ability and was initiated as a project to celebrate Canberra’s centenary. It is a place where children, young people and their families can play, socialise, explore, challenge physical limits and make new friends. Boundless is a free, state-of-the-art play space that is fun and inclusive of all children of all ages and abilities.
Boundless is a fully enclosed playground featuring on site amenities and barbecues.
Boundless Canberra incorporates innovations from playgrounds in Australia and internationally. These include: - Equipment that can be easily accessed by children of all ability levels without being readily identifiable as disabled access equipment - Zoned spaces to cater to a range of different age and developmental levels - Elements identified through consultation that reflect the local community, and - A commitment to social inclusion throughout the consultation, design, planning and construction of the playground, as well as a kiosk to be run as a social enterprise.
Disabled parking access: There are 9 spaces available. The initial 7 spaces are approximately 400m, in the playground carpark. The last two are approximately 600m away in a separate carpark beside the Lake.
Accessible payment facilities: The park is free to use.
Accessibility aware staff: There are no staff regularly at the park.
Booking: Bookings are not required.
Assistance animals: Are welcome.
Accessible public transport nearby: The nearest bus stops are located on Russel Drive. These bus stops are approximately a 12-minute walk and 800m away.General accessibility features:
Mobility accessibility features:
- Assistance animal welcome
- Disabled parking access
- Clear signage denoting accessibility
- Accessible toilet
- Level or ramp access to front entrance
- Paths wide and not slippery
- Level door threshold
- Straight and wide approach throughout
- Level flooring throughout
- Wide aisles and walkways
- Sufficient clearance for wheelchairs under tables
- Bathroom - accessible sink
- Bathroom - accessible soap
- Bathroom - accessible hand dryer
- Toilet - accessible grab rails
- Toilet - accessible toilet flush
Straight approach to entry: There was a straight approach to entry. The front gate, when opened provided, 980mm of space with the ability to pushed 60° inwards for additional space.
Unobstructed approach to entry: There were no trees, or branches obstructing both the front and rear gates.
Lightweight Doors/Gates: The park gates were lightweight and opened with little resistance.
Accessible rear/side entrance: The rear gate provided 980mm of space and when the second component of the gate was opened provided, 2850mm of space.
Accessible bathroom facilities:
Easy open door: The automatic door opens with the push of a button. There is signage in writing and braille, and lights to indicate which is the push button or if the toilet is closed or occupied.
Soap: The manual soap dispenser is 1100mm from the ground.
Bathroom mirrors: The fixed bathroom mirror is 700mm from the ground.
Hand dryer: The hand dryer is 1000mm from the ground.
Adult change facilities: The adult change station was 820mm from the ground. The available hooks in the bathroom were 1310mm and 1450mm from the ground.Vision accessibility features:
- Audible or braille signage
- Directional Tactile Ground Surface Indicators
- No overhanging or protruding signage or other obstacles
- Audible or textured signals for bathrooms or bins
Vision accessibility further information:
Braille signage and auditory cues: There was braille writing present in outside and inside the bathrooms. There were auditory cues and instructions to use the bathrooms.
Textured/coloured flooring: Stainless steel Tactile Ground Surface indicators located near the stairs around the picnic area outside the playground itself. The park walkway was made of pebbled concrete and the play areas had a coloured rubber foam.Hearing accessibility features:
- Sufficient lighting (to enable lip reading and facial cues)
Intellectual/Social accessibility features:
- Sufficient lighting within the bathroom and visual indicators on the open/close/occupied buttons inside and outside of the toilets.
- Information available in various types
Information was provided in various forms. In the bathrooms it was provided in text, braille and auditory cues also.
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