McAlpin Reserve Accessible Walk

73 Wonga Rd., Ringwood North 3134

McAlpin Reserve Accessible Walk

73 Wonga Rd., Ringwood North 3134

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30 m
1.01 km
Easy

Follow wide accessible paths around this lovely garden reserve with a small lake and large shady trees. Enjoy accessible features such as the new playground, BBQ and picnic tables.

McAlpin Reserve Accessible Walk

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Summary

Follow wide accessible paths around this lovely garden reserve with a small lake and large shady trees. Enjoy accessible features such as the new playground, BBQ and picnic tables.

Description

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

What can I see?
There is a garden with big trees, a small lake with ducks and an accessible playground. The path loops around the park and crosses over the lake.

How accessible is the path?
The path is sealed, smooth and wide. The upper area has flat paths. For those who do not mind a mild slope, the lower area can be walked or rolled for a longer walk.

There are 2 bridges you may cross. Both are wide and flat with safety rails and a non slip surface.

Rest areas
There are accessible seats with armrests along the path. There are new shelters with sealed paths to accessible BBQs and roll under picnic tables. An older picnic shelter is surrounded by gravel and uneven ground.

Water fountains are not always accessible. Carry a water bottle.

Toilets
There is one accessible toilet near the main entrance to the Reserve. It is easy to get to, but has quite a heavy door. You may need some help to open it.

Dogs
People like to walk their dogs in the Reserve. Dogs must be on a leash.

Parking
There are 2 accessible parking spaces with a protected side space at the entrance to the reserve. These are separate to the main car park, so there is little traffic. The driveway is sealed, smooth and in good condition. There is a sealed path into the Reserve from the accessible parking.

There is a parking space for community buses next to the accessible parking.

Buses
Route 364 buses to and from Ringwood Railway Station stop on Wonga Road. They provide passenger information, but no shelters or seating.

Getting to the Reserve from the bus stop opposite requires crossing the road using a ramped traffic island.

There is a wheelchair ramp into the Reserve from Wonga Road.

Taxis
There is a taxi rank at Ringwood Railway Station.

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

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Ringwood Lake walk
Croydon Park walk
Jells Park Lake walk
Lillydale Lake

“Walking and rolling together: accessible walking trails for people with disability" is a partnership between Victoria Walks and Scope.

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Points of Interest

1. Accessible parking

There are accessible 2 spaces with protected side access and another for a community bus with a wide sealed path into the Reserve. There is ample room for disembarking.

2. Seating

Modern seats with armrests on concrete pads are found alongside the path.

3. Large shady trees

The Reserve has many large shady trees for shelter.

4. Exits to side streets

If you wish to exit the park before returning to the start there are 4 side streets from which you can arrange collection. Mobile reception is good.

5. The paths

Main paths are sealed, wide and smooth. There are occasional minor root rises. Large trees shade the path and branches may be found to hang over the path.

6. The boardwalk

The boardwalk beside the lake goes to a small beach. It is not suitable for wheelchairs because it reaches a dead end without a way to turn back.

7. The lake bridge

The lake bridge has safety rails and a non slip surface. There is a small lip where the concrete ramp meets the bitumen path.

8. Second bridge

There is a small waterfall at this bridge.

9. Lakeside BBQ shelter and picnic table improvement

The old lakeside BBQ and picnic table shelter has been recently replaced. There is a sealed path to it. It is surrounded by a firm gravel base.

10. Drinking water

There is a button operated accessible fountain which had a low flow. There are also older bubbler style fountains. Carrying a water bottle is a good idea.

11. An accessible playground

The accessible playground has wide smooth sealed paths and sealed open spaces. There is a wheelchair carousel which is easy to use.

12. Accessible BBQ, picnic tables and shelters

The playground area is well equipped for accessible self catered refreshment (there are no food or drink services).

13. Short native forest path

A short, smooth, wide compacted gravel path goes through a small native forest area. Some plants may cross the path.

14. Accessible toilet

The accessible toilet is close to he entrance to the Reserves. It is easy to get too. The door is quite heavy. Fixed fittings inside make it a narrow space. Assistance may be needed.

15. Public car parking

There are only a few public car parking spaces near the accessible car parking. The main public car park is completely separate to accessible car parking spaces

16. Bus stops

Route 364 buses to and from Ringwood Railway Station stop outside McAlpin Reserve. There is a ramped traffic island for crossing Wonga Rd and a wheelchair ramp into the Reserve.


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
Art and culture Art and culture
Lake, creek, river Lake, creek, river
Park / Garden Park / Garden
Accessible walk Accessible walk