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.

  • St Johns Park survey

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    6 months ago

    Click here to provide your thoughts and ideas on how we can make St Johns Park more accessible and to make the play area more inviting and inclusive.

  • Pop up Event: Sunday 8 March, 11am-2pm

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    6 months ago

    There will be a pop up event to discuss park needs, draft design on Sunday 8 March from 11am-2pm, on site.

  • St Johns Park: a local park

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    6 months ago

    Not every park and playground is the same. We have different kinds of parks and playgrounds, which people use differently, and need different equipment and management. St Johns Park (Blaxland) is a ‘local park’ – that means it’s smaller than a district park, but still has enough infrastructure and equipment to service a large part of the Blue Mountains community.

    When parks and playgrounds need to be upgraded, we consult with the community to find out what you want in that space. We then use that information to plan the upgrade, along with the Open Space and Recreation Strategic Plan, and within the context of the type and size of park, and the budget limitations for the project.

    You can read more about the different types of parks throughout the Blue Mountains on bmcc.nsw.gov.au/recreation/playgrounds