Town Park & Tarralla Wetlands Accessible Walk, Croydon

Accessible parking outside U3A, Civic Square, Croydon 3136

Town Park & Tarralla Wetlands Accessible Walk, Croydon

Accessible parking outside U3A, Civic Square, Croydon 3136

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45 m
2.06 km
Very Easy

This wide, accessible path takes you into the new wetlands with views over Mount Dandenong. Walk or roll through shady woodlands, then watch water birds take off from the creek.

Town Park & Tarralla Wetlands Accessible Walk, Croydon

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Summary

This wide, accessible path takes you into the new wetlands with views over Mount Dandenong. Walk or roll through shady woodlands, then watch water birds take off from the creek.

Description

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See Tarralla Wetlands, a habitat for birds. The area has undergone a big renewal as part of a Melbourne Water project to improve our city's waterways. You can now see the creek and relax in nature. The path leads you through shady woodlands, over bridges and to a wide viewing platform.

Is this a walk for me?
This walk is accessible for everyone. It is easy to do by foot, in a wheelchair or with any other mobility aid.

How accessible is the path?
The path is generally wide and smooth and has no steps. The surface is mostly sealed or made of compacted gravel. You may need to share some paths with cyclists.

The two bridges on the path are wide and flat. Slopes are designed for easy wheelchair access. To avoid steeper slopes, please follow the path in the order of the numbered points of interest.

Rest areas
You will find several seats, benches and picnic areas along the path, some of them sheltered. The available water bubblers aren't always easy to reach, so it is a good idea to bring your own water bottle.

Toilets
The library opposite Town Park has an accessible toilet. Use the raised pedestrian crossing to get there.

Dogs
Dogs must be on a leash near paths, picnic areas and playgrounds. They are only allowed off leash in the oval area of the park.

Parking
There are four accessible parking spaces outside the U3A building. The carpark surface is flat and smooth. The footpath is sealed and has tactile ramps. From the carpark, take the smooth concrete path around the U3A building directly into the Town Park. You don't need to cross any roads.

Buses
Bus routes 688, 690 and 737 depart from Mt Dandenong Road, but only the northern bus stop has a shelter or seat. Follow the flat concrete footpath to get there. Use the pedestrian crossing if your stop is on the other side of the road.

Trains
Croydon Railway Station is 800 metres from the start of the walk.

Taxis
There is a taxi rank at Croydon Railway Station.

The following photos and descriptions provide more information regarding accessibility. Conditions may change. If you notice any variations, please let us know.

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Points of Interest

1. Accessible car parking

This dead end is dedicated to disabled parking. It ensures no through traffic has to be contended with by arriving and departing people with disabilities. There are tactile footpath ramps.

2. Path around the U3A

The concrete paths around the U3A are the smoothest way into the park from the disabled parking.

3. Drinking water

Drinking water is provided, but not always easy to get at. Carrying a water bottle is a good idea.

4. Signage

Information signs map the way and describe features of the walk. Note, not all pathway intersections have signs.

5. Raised pedestrian crossing

There is a raised pedestrian crossing at foot path level if you need to cross from the park to the accessible toilet.

6. Accessible toilets

A raised pedestrian crossing leads to an accessible toilet by the library (door 850mm wide). The U3A building has an external accessible toilet with a 1000mm door width.

7. Playground

A popular spot for children's play.

8. Bridge seating

Seats with armrests are provided with room for a wheelchair to park alongside.

9. The pathways

Paths within the park have a minimum width of 1.7m. Most are sealed. Some connecting paths are of compacted granitic sand. Seating and bins are provided.

10. Woodland

A rapidly growing shady woodland has been planted on the route to the wetland. Trees are the main source of shade. Much of the walk is exposed to the weather.

11. Wetland seating

The new wetlands have some sculpted seating installations. They are not shaded.

12. Viewing platforms

Viewing platforms have seating and room for wheelchairs to turn around.

13. Birdlife

The wetlands are attracting a variety of birdlife to the park.

14. Wetlands end

This short connecting path is steeper than recommended for wheelchairs. If not in a wheelchair, you may choose to walk a loop back via the compacted gravel path on the opposite side.

15. Bridges

There are two bridges in the parkland. Both are broad and flat.

16. Narrowest path

If you choose to return via the loop along the Norton Road footpath as mapped, there are two electricity poles that narrow the path to 1.4m.

17. Picnic tables and seating

For a picnic or rest on your return, near the car park is a set of picnic tables. There is a short section of compacted gravel for access.

18. Public transport access

It is 200m from the walk to Mt Dandenong Road, where bus stops can be found.

19. Bus stops

Bus stop Civic Square / Mt Dandenong Road. Routes 688, 690 and 737. There is traffic light pedestrian access to both stops on either side of Mt Dandenong Rd. Only the northern stop has a shelter.


Features

Public Transport Public Transport
Playground Playground
Picnic spot Picnic spot
Drinking water available Drinking water available
Seating available Seating available
Dog off-leash area Dog off-leash area
Public toilets Public toilets
Pram friendly Pram friendly
Historical interest Historical interest
Art and culture Art and culture
Nature trail Nature trail
Lake, creek, river Lake, creek, river
Park / Garden Park / Garden
Accessible walk Accessible walk