• Castlemaine Botanical Gardens - Accessibility Details

Located opposite The Mill precinct is the Castlemaine Botanical Gardens. This tranquil space has good access throughout with the paths being level and wide with a hard compacted fine gravel surface.

The fountain has a gently sloping ramped access from the path parallel to Downes Road. There are two car parks in Downes road that each has two designated disabled parking bays. Both bays require wheelchair users to enter the traffic flow to access the curb cuts into the park. There is a bridge from Doran Ave over the river that, while step free, has a steep incline ramp into the park. At both car park locations, there are good accessible toilet facilities.

Seats are located at strategic intervals along all of the paths. Access to the Tearooms is via a ramped double door entry at the Mill end of the building. The rotunda in the park is fully ramped.

The playground is well laid out with rubberised pathways giving good access to all of the play equipment. At the playground, there is an undercover picnic facility that contains one accessible picnic table. The playground also contains an accessible drinking fountain. The grass areas of the park have an underlying hard surface giving easy access to the lake and rotunda.

Power points for electrical recharge of power wheelchairs and mobility scooters are available at the playground barbecues and the rotunda.

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