Zelman Cowen Park Accessible Walk, Kooyong

Zelman Cowen Park, Glenferrie Rd., Kooyong 3144

Zelman Cowen Park Accessible Walk, Kooyong

Zelman Cowen Park, Glenferrie Rd., Kooyong 3144

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1 h
2.2 km
Easy

For a spacious and green walking or rolling outing ideal for prams and mobility aids, visit the sporting fields of Zelman Cowen Park. There is always plenty of activity to see.

Zelman Cowen Park Accessible Walk, Kooyong

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Summary

For a spacious and green walking or rolling outing ideal for prams and mobility aids, visit the sporting fields of Zelman Cowen Park. There is always plenty of activity to see.

Description

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Zelman Cowen Park has an accessible playground, curving walking paths, green sporting fields, shade trees and other attractive plants.

Is this walk accessible 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?
Pathways are sealed, wide and flat. Small root rises may be encountered. There is room for side-by-side travel and turning a wheelchair around. The park is well maintained.

There are three different drop off or pick up entrances to the park if you choose to walk or roll a shorter distance. Mobile phone coverage is good.

Cyclists may share some paths.

Rest areas
There are seats along the paths. Some may require crossing grass to reach them. Some have armrests, but not all.

The large, ramped Camberwell and Malvern Athletics Centre veranda provides shelter and good views of activity on the ovals. Shade trees and grassy lawns along the walk provide spaces for picnics.

BBQs near the Elizabeth Street entrance accessible parking have a sealed path around them connected to the walking path. The accessible playground offers roll under BBQs and picnic tables under an accessible shelter.

Accessible drinking and bubbler fountains are available. It is a good idea to carry a water bottle.

Accessible toilets
There are auto accessible toilets and a changing places bathroom at the accessible playground. There is also a safety railed ramp to an accessible toilet in the Athletics Centre.

Dogs
The park is popular with dog owners. Dogs must be on leash except in the Righetti Oval off-leash area. Dogs must remain on-lead during sporting events.

Public Transport
Kooyong Railway Station is nearby. The No. 16 tram runs along Glenferrie Road.
The driveway into the park from these stops has speed humps and no accessible footpath.

Parking
There is accessible parking at the accessible playground. For wider ramped access to the walking paths the two Elizabeth Street entrance spaces are an alternative.

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. Shelter

The Camberwell and Malvern Athletics Centre has ramped access to a long and wide roofed verandah with a great view of the park.

2. Athletics Centre accessible toilet access

There is ramped access with safety rails to the Athletics Centre accessible toilets.

3. Athletics Centre accessible toilet

The door opening is 865 millimetres. Floor area 2.9x2.44 metres.

4. Seating

A few seats are connected to the paths. Others require crossing grass. Not all seats have armrests.

5. The paths

Paths are at least 2.0 metres wide, sealed, smooth and flat. Small root rises may be encountered.

6. Shade

There are many shade trees in the park. Sections of the path are also exposed to the weather. Be SunSmart.

7. A shared pathway

Cyclists share the section of pathway next to the Monash Freeway wall. You can choose to avoid this section by keeping to the paths away from the wall.

8. Plantings

There are many different and attractive plants to be found along the paths.

9. Return point

There are three locations from which you can start or finish this walk if you need a shorter alternative. Whichever way you choose, Talbot Crescent next to Toorak Road is the return point.

10. Elizabeth Street accessible parking

This pair of accessible spaces has a protected side space and ramped direct access to the walking path. If you don't want to start at the accessible playground, this is the best place.

11. Outdoor BBQ

There is an outdoor BBQ with a surrounding sealed path connected to the walk beside the Glen Iris Football Club rooms at the Elizabeth Street entrance.

12. A sporting place

The sporting fields and ovals at Zelman Cowen Park are home to several sporting clubs. There is often a lot of activity to see. You can see such sports as AFL, Frisbee, Baseball and Athletics.

13. Off leash dog play

Righetti Oval is not just for sports. It is a popular off leash dog play space. Dogs must be on leash elsewhere and during sporting events.


Features

Public Transport Public Transport
Playground Playground
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
Park / Garden Park / Garden
Accessible walk Accessible walk