Accessible features

Beatty Park Leisure Centre has been designed with easy access for the elderly, parents with prams and for people with disabilities. The main entry is easily accessible from the car park, and from this point, patrons can access all areas of the Centre via ramps, with the exception of the upper grandstand.

General accessibility

  • Free parking, including 7 ACROD parking bays
  • 5 minute drop off and pick up area
  • Main entrance easily accessible from the carpark, with all public areas accessible via ramps
  • Lift access to lower level of gym (group fitness studios and changing facilities)
  • Companion Card affiliated: carers can attend for free when accompanying people with disability (a valid Companion Card must be shown to staff on entry)
  • All staff qualified with senior First Aid skills and can able to provide guidance in the use of accessible equipment

Pool accessibility

  • The 50 metre outdoor pool is accessible via ramp
  • The indoor leisure pool has 0 metre depth entry for water wheelchair accessibility
  • The 25 metre indoor pool is accessible via a pool hoist (maximum safe load limit of 145kg)
  • Three submersible water wheelchairs are available for free hire, allowing direct wheeled access to the water and change rooms

Low-sensory swimming times

Our low-sensory swimming times are scheduled every day for people who find heightened-sensory environments challenging.

During these times, the giant tipping bucket in our indoor leisure pool and water playground will be turned off. These times are:

  • Mondays at 10:00am - 10:30am and 2:45pm - 3:15pm
  • Tuesdays at 10:00am - 10:30am and 2:45pm - 3:15pm
  • Wednesdays at 10:00am - 10:30am and 1:00pm - 1:30pm
  • Thursdays at 10:00am - 10:30am and 2:45pm - 3:15pm
  • Fridays at 10:00am - 10:30am and 1:00pm - 1:30pm
  • Saturdays & Sundays - 8:00am - 8:30am

There may also be times when the tipping bucket and other water features are turned off due to low patronage or maintenance, such as early mornings and late evenings.

Inclusive program: Angelfish swimming classes

Beatty Park has developed an award-winning inclusive and integrated swimming program for people with disability. These classes are provided at the same rate as our mainstream classes.

The Angelfish program provides swimmers with lifelong skills that enables them to participate in a range of aquatic activities. Initial tuition is provided on a 1:1 ratio where the instructor assesses readiness for gradual integration into a mainstream class. Once integrated, the instructor continues to provide support in the mainstream class.

Gym accessibility

Wheelchair accessible equipment is available within the gym, including:

  • Synergy 360 multi station
  • Upper body ergometer
  • Cable crossover
  • Smith machine
  • Tricep pulldown
  • Free weights

Change room accessibility

  • 50 metre outdoor pool: an accessible change room is available for use. This change room is fitted out with a roof mounted hoist, adult change table and automatic door. Three family change rooms are also available.
  • Gym: an accessible change room is located on the lower level of the gym
  • Accessible toilets are located throughout the centre

For more information about accessibility, contact us on 08 9273 6080.