“Livvi’s Place, an initiative of the Touched by Olivia Foundation, was designed in consultation with leading academics, play, disability, and landscape experts and the local community, Livvi’s Place aims to dramatically reduce the barriers experienced by children with special needs and their families, helping to give them a level playing field for life.
Centrally located, Livvi’s Place was built for children with all forms of disability and from all parts of Sydney. The playground’s unique design and equipment addresses the needs of children with various forms of disability including mobility, vision and hearing impairment as well as spectrum disorders such as autism.”
General accessibility features:
- Undercover picnic tables (wheelchair accessible).
- Accessible toilets – an electric adult sized change table which can be accessed with an MLAK key, available from your council or local Master Locksmith. Shaded areas.
- Accessible parking and mini bus drop off area.
- Disabled parking access
- Accessible toilet
The following are excerpts from Havewheelchairwilltravel.net:
"The carousel is the centerpiece of the park which brings kids together to have the ultimate accessible fun. There are places for wheelchairs, seats and plenty of standing room.
Carousels are becoming popular in many accessible parks but this one is special for a few reasons. The most important reason is its size. I also love the chairs for children who are walking but may be less stable on their feet.
The flying fox has no harness. For kids who are able to hold on well and reliably this is a good basket seat.
For children who can’t sit or those who prefer to have a parent beside them on a swing, the basket swings are great.
The water play area is set at varying heights allowing everyone access to the fun.
There is a ramp to the slide allowing children who can transfer from their wheelchair or pram access to the slide."Autism/Sensory accessibility features:
Other accessibility information:
- Information available in various types
- Flexibility of the 'rules'
For further thoughts and information, read the full review at Havewheelchairwilltravel.net (as "Livvi's Place Timbrell Park)
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