St Johns Park Inclusive Improvements

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Council is applying for a grant of up to $500,000 from the Australian Government, to make St Johns Park (Blaxland) more inclusive.

Inclusive improvements mean we’ll be looking at ways to make the park better and more accessible for everyone. ‘Inclusive’ doesn’t mean we’ll provide one thing for people with additional needs, and one for everyone else – it means everything can be used by everyone.

The improvements will also be about more than just play equipment, it will be about the whole experience. The key focuses of this improvement will be:

  • Can I get there?
  • Can I play there?
  • Can I stay there?

This grant will enable improvements that will actively involve more children with additional needs being able to play in the space. Council will continue to look for other funding opportunities to upgrade this area as well as other parks across the whole of the Blue Mountains.

Think playgrounds are just for little kids? They don’t have to be!

We’re making St Johns Park play space more inclusive and we want to know what high school kids want to see there. The park is right next to basketball courts and an oval, and is the perfect place for kids and teenagers to enjoy.

We have a draft design of the improvements for St Johns Park, which we want to make more inclusive. That means it can be enjoyed by a greater range of abilities and interests, including people over 10 years old. We do have a budget, so we won't be able to put in big items like a flying fox or climbing nets or a big slide, but we need your ideas. There is also a senior playground coming to Glenbrook Park, which will include some of these larger items.



Stay informed

To be advised when the plans are available click on the Register to receive project updates button.

Council is applying for a grant of up to $500,000 from the Australian Government, to make St Johns Park (Blaxland) more inclusive.

Inclusive improvements mean we’ll be looking at ways to make the park better and more accessible for everyone. ‘Inclusive’ doesn’t mean we’ll provide one thing for people with additional needs, and one for everyone else – it means everything can be used by everyone.

The improvements will also be about more than just play equipment, it will be about the whole experience. The key focuses of this improvement will be:

  • Can I get there?
  • Can I play there?
  • Can I stay there?

This grant will enable improvements that will actively involve more children with additional needs being able to play in the space. Council will continue to look for other funding opportunities to upgrade this area as well as other parks across the whole of the Blue Mountains.

Think playgrounds are just for little kids? They don’t have to be!

We’re making St Johns Park play space more inclusive and we want to know what high school kids want to see there. The park is right next to basketball courts and an oval, and is the perfect place for kids and teenagers to enjoy.

We have a draft design of the improvements for St Johns Park, which we want to make more inclusive. That means it can be enjoyed by a greater range of abilities and interests, including people over 10 years old. We do have a budget, so we won't be able to put in big items like a flying fox or climbing nets or a big slide, but we need your ideas. There is also a senior playground coming to Glenbrook Park, which will include some of these larger items.



Stay informed

To be advised when the plans are available click on the Register to receive project updates button.