City of Melville

Heathcote Reserve, Applecross

  • A large community park with a playground that has many of accessible features
  • Community facilities on sit include The Blue Water Grill, a museum and a kiosk 
  • Accessible parking is in the car park at the lower end of the site
  • An accessible toilet is located near the kiosk
Location (View Map)
Duncraig Road, Applecross, WA 6153 Australia
Opening Hours
  • Open daily, 24 hours.
  • 1300 635 845

Closest accessible parking

  • Two bays in the car park on the right side as you enter the park. The bays are clearly identified on level even bitumen.
  • Bays are 3.2 metres wide and 5.4 metres long.
  • Vehicle access from: Duncraig Road
  • Pedestrian access: Kerb ramp to path.
Parking bays Kerb ramp and path into park
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Internal area
  • Concrete paths throughout the site are wide and connect all amenities.
  • The path follows the contours of the land and provides view points over the river. Some sections are steep.
  • Bench seats without armrests are located frequently along the paths. The seats overlook the river and are set directly next to the path.
Wide path with bench seat
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Signage, customer displays and customer information
  • Directional signage is in good colour contrast with a small print.
Cafe, dining and food outlet
  • Blue Water Kiosk
  • Open Monday to Friday 8.00am to 4.00pm
  • Saturday and Sunday 8.00am to 5.00pm
  • The kiosk has counter sales with food displays and self serve items at sitting height and the order and payment counter at standing height.
  • Moveable tables with a central pedestal are 74cm high with 70cm knee clearance and chairs do not have armrests.
Counter Food display
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Picnic facilities
  • Picnic tables are located across comnpact grass, on concrete pads.
  • All tables have fixed bench seating on both sides. One tables has only one bench seat, leaving one side free for wheelchair access. The table is 79cm high with 76cm knee clearnce.
Picnic table with open side for wheelchair access Drinking fountain
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Play area
  • Access into the playground is via wide concrete paths or soft fall.
  • The playground is set over sand or wood chips with some facilities such as swings set on soft fall material.
  • The playground comprises a large play structure with many changes in level within the structure and movement through it either by gently sloping boardwalk ramps with handrails or some areas have step access only.
  • Variety of ground level play areas.
  • Park bench seats without armrests are provided overlooking the play ground.
  • Playground is shaded by sail cloth.
Example of path into playground equipment Boardwalk ramp within play structure Playground structure Ground level play Ground level play
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  • Barbecues are linked to the path by a concrete path. Controls are at sitting height and the cooking surface is at standing height.
Drinking fountain
Set next to a path on concrete slabs with controls at sitting height.
Closest accessible toilet
Accessible Toilet, near food outlets at Point Heathcote, Applecross
Accessible Toilet, near playground at Point Heathcote, Applecross

Information collected by: City of Melville

Care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of this information however no guarantee is given that the facility is fully accessible. Please advise the You're Welcome WA coordinator at the Disability Services Commission of any access changes since publication.