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Red Gum Picnic Area

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  • Red Gum Picnic Area is closed until further notice due to the construction of the Mernda Railway. Hawkstowe Picnic Area and LePage Cottage remain accessible via the entrance road from Gordons Road. Walkers can still access the Morang Wetlands and Hawkestowe Picnic Area. at Red Gum Picnic Area Monday 20 November, 2017
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Playground

The modern playground at Red Gum Picnic Area is the perfect place for children to play safely.

Toilet facilities with parenting amenities and access for people with limited mobility are available.

Accessibility Information

Picnic Area

Red Gum picnic area is a large, flat, grassed field easily accessed from the carpark. The picnic tables have fixed side seating with 225 millimetre overhangs. The tables are all on small concrete slabs.

Red Gum picnic area picnic table

Playground

There is a playground behind the main toilet block on open ground.

Red Gum picnic area playground access

The main play area is covered with tanbark and surrounded by plastic edging approximately 75 millimetres high.

Red Gum picnic area playground edging
Plastic edging surrounding the play equipment 

The playground has several ground-level play features.

Red Gum picnic area playground

Red Gum picnic area playground equipment 

Toilets

There is an accessible unisex toilet located on the side of the toilet block away from the carpark.

The cubicle has a light, inward-opening swing door that is self-closing. There is a low vertical handle on the outside of the door and an internal rotating lock fitted with a wing-type handle. The door can be opened and locked with finger dexterity or strength.

Red Gum picnic area access - carpark to toilet  Red Gum picnic area disabled toilet entrance 

The toilet seat is 420 millimetres high and is fitted with a side grab bar only. There is wheelchair space beside the toilet. The flush is located low down and is level with the side grab bar. The flush buttons are raised.

Red Gum picnic area toilet

The handbasin has clear space underneath it with no exposed hot water pipes. The tap is a fluted handle twist-type that requires finger dexterity and strength to operate.

Red Gum picnic area handbasin

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