We have a number of inclusive playgrounds, including two with liberty swings where kids (and adults) in wheelchairs can feel the wind in their hair! Children with disabilities can have the time of their lives at our inclusive playgrounds.
Baranbali Park, Seaforth
Wheelchair-accessible, with bike parks and pathways and next door to a community garden this park is suitable for all ages. The play equipment includes a liberty swing. To open the gate and unlock the liberty swing you need an MLAK (Master Locksmiths Access Key).
Address: Cnr Fromelles Ave and Baranbali Ave, Seaforth.
Belrose Inclusive Play Spaces
Five neighbourhood play spaces in Belrose have been transformed into one big, vibrant and inclusive sensory play network that all children can enjoy.
Each location takes inspiration from one of the five senses (sight, sound, touch, smell, movement) and has a character mascot to match. They are all focused on sensory play and are innovative in design.
The five locations include Lindrum, Wentworth, Maple, Windrush and Pusan Reserves. Come and check them all out!
Bert Payne Park, Newport
A fully-fenced accessible playground next to the beach and surf club. There are BBQ facilities, shade cloths, public toilets and plenty of parking. Playground features include a trampoline at ground level and climbing platform with a ramp.
Address: Barrenjoey Road, South end of the beach, Newport.
Bruce Bartlett Reserve, Collaroy Beach
A fun playground for all with its carved sandstone sculptures, musical elements and an interactive water play area. Along with a liberty swing, there is a carousel, spinner, rocker and 6-seat swing set. You need a MLAK (Master Locksmiths Access Key) to access the liberty swing or ask one of our lifeguards! Located in Collaroy Accessibility Precinct, our all-abilities precinct at Collaroy Beach.
Address: Pittwater Rd (opp Alexander St), Collaroy Beach.
North Steyne Major, Manly Beach
Right on the beachfront, find play equipment for children with special needs including a pod swing, carousel, sensory play boards and a liberty swing.
Address: Between Denison St and Steinton St, Manly Beach.
How to use a Liberty Swing
- To start the ride, reverse the wheelchair as far as possible into the capsule and apply the brakes or disconnect power
- Place the occupant into the seat and fit the seatbelt
- Attach the wheel restraint chain to the wheel by passing it through the wheel and pulling it back tight over the hook
- Turn the knob clockwise to create additional tension. If the chain is loose, release the knob and pull the chain tighter over the hook. On some wheelchairs you may have to use the steel structure underneath to secure the chair. The seatbelt is located in the box at the back of the capsule
- Secure the occupant by using the side support anchor points
- Unlock the on/off device using the MLAK key, and lift to release the swing
- To push the swing, stand in the area marked to the side of the swing (not the back)