“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.
Livvi’s Place provides a unique environment for children of all ages and all abilities to play side by side. Extensive research and community consultation have gone into the development of these Playspaces to make them truly world class facilities.”
General accessibility features:
- Undercover picnic tables (wheelchair accessible)
- Changing Place facility + accessible unisex toilets
- Shaded areas Accessible parking and mini bus drop off area.
Mobility accessibility features:
- Disabled parking access
- Accessible toilet
- Adult change facilities
- Sufficient clearance for wheelchairs under tables
The following are excerpts from Havewheelchairwilltravel.net:
"Livvi’s Place Mollymook is a large playground with ocean views, plenty of space to explore and a range of accessible play equipment. A large wheelchair carousel is included in this playground’s design.
An inground trampoline allows wheelchair users to hop on and also makes it easier for children to use with level access.
The playground offers multiple swing options with a Jenn Swing which allows a child to be reclined for swinging and a tandem swing which makes it easy for a parent or carer to swing with a child in the seat in front. We’re big fans of the Liberty Swing as an option for children or adults who can’t get out of their wheelchair so it’s great to see this playground is large enough to accommodate one.
The elevated sand play tables mean a child or adult in a wheelchair can wheel up to the table and play side-by-side with peers, family or friends.
A wheelchair accessible boat is a great nod to the seaside location of Livvi’s Place Mollymook. The steering wheel and telescope are both mounted at a good height for toddlers and wheelchair users.
A tunnel is perfect for games of hide and seek and is wide enough for anyone using a mobility aid to be included.
The slippery dip is step-free making it easier to access.
Multiple accessible bathrooms are available including unisex stand-alone accessible bathrooms and a Changing Places bathroom which is MLAK key locked."Vision Information:
"Livvi’s Place Mollymook has many corners with interesting fixtures which allow for exploration of textures for tactile fun."Other accessibility information:
For further thoughts and information, read the full review from Havewheelchairwilltravel.net