Queens Park Accessible Walk

Queens Park, 36 Don Rd., Healesville 3777

Queens Park Accessible Walk

Queens Park, 36 Don Rd., Healesville 3777

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45 m
1.28 km
Very Easy

For an appealing walk or roll and lovely picnic or BBQ spot visit Queens Park. Wander among large trees. See the mountain creek. Picnic under shelter, shade or on green lawns.

Queens Park Accessible Walk

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Summary

For an appealing walk or roll and lovely picnic or BBQ spot visit Queens Park. Wander among large trees. See the mountain creek. Picnic under shelter, shade or on green lawns.

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Is this walk accessible for me?
This walk is accessible for everyone. It is easy by foot, wheelchair or with other mobility aids.

What can I see?
The park is green and shady. There are tall trees and a creek. The playground and a children's traffic route are popular. Sports include basketball, tennis, cricket, football and swimming.

How accessible is the path?
The path is a flat loop of firm, wide sealed or compacted gravel paths. There are some undulations, small tree root rises and uneven areas beside it. There is room for side by side walking and turning a wheelchair.

The narrowest path is a concrete footpath beside Grace Burn Creek. It may flood with heavy rain.

Cyclists may share some paths.

Rest areas
There are BBQs, picnic tables and many shady trees. Seating with armrests is available along the path. Some seats are surrounded by lawn.

A large BBQ and picnic shelter (by the swimming pool) has a smooth concrete floor, wheelchair space and roll under tables.

There is a playground with a tan bark base. It has accessible pathways through it and into some areas.

Refreshments are available next to the park at Healesville shops or at the Don Rd shops near the park.

2 accessible drinking water fountains are available, others are older bubble fountains. Carrying a water bottle is a good idea.

Toilets
An accessible toilet is available.

Dogs
Dogs must be on a leash.

Parking
A wide driveway from Don Rd enters the park. There are no dedicated accessible parking spaces. There are many sealed, firm, flat and smooth spaces with room for loading and easy access to the walk. Off street spaces behind the accessible toilet have least traffic.

Note: Badger Creek Rd parking is not recommended. It is on uneven, loose gravel backing onto a busy road. The footbridge crossing is awkward..

Public Transport
Maroondah Highway bus stops for routes 684 685 686 and 687 are 400 metres from Don Rd entrance.

Maroondah Highway entrance is 180 metres from these bus stops. The ramped crossing at Beechworth Bakery car park is short, but steep and angled - difficult for wheelchairs.

There are traffic lights at Don Road. The footpaths are sealed.

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Points of Interest

1. Don Rd entrance

The Don Rd entry to Queens Park is a smooth, wide, sealed driveway with blocks of recessed parking spaces. There is lots of parking space with loading room. There is no dedicated accessible parking.

2. Queens Park oval

Healesville is characterised by its lush mountain surroundings. Queens Park and the oval offer the same mountain backgrounds.

3. Healesville swimming pool

Behind a wall of community art is the Healesville swimming pool. It is open on summer afternoons.

4. Accessible BBQ and picnic shelter

Near the Don Rd entrance is a large shelter with BBQ and several picnic tables. A bricked path gives access to the shelter which includes wheelchair accessible open space and roll under tables.

5. Grace Burn Creek

This tumbling creek makes its way through the park below tall Mountain Ash trees. It is part of a Platypus conservation program.

6. Grace Burn Walk section

The Grace Burn Walk section is a 1.4 metre wide, smooth concrete path that follows the course of the pretty Grace Burn Creek from Don Rd to Maroondah Hwy. There is even an ampitheatre.

7. Lawn crossings

Some of the park BBQs, seating, picnic tables and water fountains require lawn crossings to get to them. Note: this water fountain is of an older bubble style.

8. Pathway connections

Some picnic tables and seats along the path are set in concrete connected to the path. Some picnic tables have roll under accessibility at each end.

9. Use of mobility aids

This is a popular park for people using mobility aids. They manage the park paths well.

10. Footbridge

This ramped footbridge accesses shops and refreshments on Maroondah Highway. The Beechworth Bakery car park entry it leads too has an angled, steep ramp crossing that may be difficult for wheelchairs.

11. Public transport

Routes 684, 685, 686 and 687 stop near Queens Park. Shelter, passenger information and seating is provided. It is 200m to the Maroondah Hwy entry by the footbridge or 400m to the Don Rd entry.

12. Public art

This marvellous sculptural perspective on diverse bird nests hovers over the path.

13. Undulations

The section of the walk parallel with Badger Creek Road has a short, Dior slope at the park entry, small undulations and tree root rises.

14. Playground

A 2 metre wide sealed, smooth and flat path runs through the middle of the innovative playground. There are narrower paths within the playground. The playground base is tan bark.

15. Accessible toilet

This set of 5 unisex toilets includes 1 accessible toilet. The door is 0.85 metres wide and the room 2x2.6 metres. It was clean and well maintained.

16. Children's traffic route and basketball court

A children's traffic route forms part of the walk. If in busy use there are alternative paths to take. Wheelchairs can follow this route. The open air basketball court is open to all visitors as well.

17. Alternative paths

There are alternative paths within the park for different or shorter routes. Mobile coverage is good and there are parking opportunities throughout the park for different drop off and pick up points.


Features

Public Transport Public Transport
Playground Playground
Picnic spot Picnic spot
Drinking water available Drinking water available
Seating available Seating available
Public toilets Public toilets
Pram friendly Pram friendly
Historical interest Historical interest
Art and culture Art and culture
Lake, creek, river Lake, creek, river
Park / Garden Park / Garden
Accessible walk Accessible walk