Due to the easing of COVID-19 restrictions,

 we are excited to announce the reopening of some of our key services and community facilities. Find out more in our COVID-19 services update.

Sports for people with disabilities

At Glen Eira, we take an inclusive approach to sport and recreation. We have a range of parks and sporting facilities that cater for people with disabilities. We also support people with disabilities to get involved in sport.

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All abilities playgrounds in Glen Eira

Most of our playgrounds have some accessible play elements so people of all abilities can enjoy them.

Examples of accessible play equipment include:

  • pathways and ramps to access play units
  • all abilities swings and flying fox seating
  • pathways to musical equipment and imaginative play
  • sensory play spaces 

Please note: The equipment and accessibility level is different at each playground.

Learn more about our parks and playgrounds

Booran Reserve

Our award-winning Booran Reserve is one of our best examples of providing play opportunities for all. With universal design principles, it offers great access and stimulating play areas for all ages and abilities.

Colourful and gently sloped pathways allow intuitive movement and help if you have limited vision or mobility. Smaller accessible paths weave and explore through shrubs, plantings and running water. There is also a raised sandpit and water pump feature designed to provide wheelchair access.

Learn more about Booran Road Reserve

All abilities playgrounds

Other playgrounds within Glen Eira that feature accessible elements include:

What is GE Leisure doing?

GE Leisure offers a great range of programs to encourage people of all abilities to get involved in sport.

Group Fitness Unlimited

Group Fitness Unlimited offers three different types of classes and workouts designed for people who use wheelchairs. Whether you want to improve your strength and co-ordination, or lift weights and work on your cardiovascular fitness, there's something for you.

Attendant Support Program

The Attendant Support Program is ideal if you want to get active and need support. The program offers:

  • help with entering and exiting pools
  • personal care
  • in-water support
  • gym program support
  • access to accessible change rooms with overhead hoist and adjustable changing bench
  • access to gym and facilities.

Access for All Abilities Play Program

The Access All Abilities Play Program (AAA Play) is a free information and referral service to help people of all ages with a disability to get involved in sport and recreation. The Victorian Government funds Reclink Australia to provide the program.

Learn more about the All Abilities Play Program

Please contact AAA play by phone or visit the website:

t: 1800 222 842
w: Access for All Abilities Victoria website

 


 

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