New accessible picnic table in Stirling
Recently, the Rotary Club of Stirling donated an accessible picnic table for residents of Stirling to use at Centenary Place.
Tony Rogers, Adelaide Hills resident and Volunteer Access and Inclusion Advisor, has written about this new valuable addition to Stirling.
Read his story here:
There is a new picnic table in Centenary Place, Stirling (the pedestrian laneway stemming from the main street, across the street from Stirling Village). But it’s not just a picnic table. The table, and the area around it, has been designed to allow people with a mobility disability to use and enjoy it. The wide pathways make it easy for a person using a wheelchair or other mobility aid. There are no steps to be negotiated. There is lots of parking nearby. The table provides wheelchair accessibility at the end of the table. Everyone can join the party.
It is a great place to have a picnic or a chat with friends and has been made possible because of financial support from the Rotary Club of Stirling.
Warwick Gregg is a consultant with Able Access Design and gave valuable advice on the project. He uses a wheelchair himself and says: 'It is encouraging to see organisations like the Rotary Club of Stirling and Adelaide Hills Council being pro-active in providing accessible and inclusive facilities for their community, especially for residents and visitors who may have a disability. The accessible picnic table is a great inclusive initiative.'
Some of the people involved in bringing the project to completion got together at the site to have some lunch and to celebrate its completion. They agreed that it is a great spot. Even the food tasted better! Council would like to thank the Rotary Club of Stirling for providing the community with more accessible facilities throughout the region.
By Tony Rogers, Volunteer Access and Inclusion Advisor