City of Melville

Point Walter Reserve, Bicton


Summary
  • A large riverside reserve with three car parks, each with accessible parking bays and accessible picnic facilities. 
  • There is a central kiosk and restaurant
  • A unisex accessible toilet is provided on site
Location (View Map)
Honour Ave, Bicton, WA 6157 Australia
Opening Hours
  • Open 24 hours
Telephone
  • City of Melville 1300 635 845

Closest accessible parking

  • Closest accessible parking to accessible picnic tables and barbecues
  • Four bays clearly identified, two narrow bays located near the male and female toilet block in the first car park off the end of Burke Drive, two bays near the foreshore path and accessible picnic facilities. These are larger bays.
  • Bays are 3.3 metres wide and 6 metres long.
  • The additional two bays near the male and female toilet block are 2.2 metres wide and 5.5 metres long.
  • Vehicle access from: Off the end of Burke Drive.
  • Pedestrian access:
    • Level access from accessible bays near the foreshore onto paved path that leads to the accessible picnic facilities and other reserve amenities.
    • The narrow bays near the toilet block are connected to the foreshore footpath by a path and kerb ramps.
Foreshore parking bays Parking bays near male and female toilet
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Closest accessible parking

  • Closest accessible parking to restaurant, kiosk and toilet
  • Two bays clearly identified.
  • Bays are 3.5 metres wide and 5.6 metres long.
  • There are an additional two bays facing the foreshore.
  • These bays are also clearly identified, 3.5 metres wide and 6 metres long.
  • Vehicle access from: Off Burke Drive
  • Pedestrian access:
    • Level access from accessible bays onto paved path that leads to the accessible toilet, restaurant and kiosk and other reserve amenities.
Parking bays closest to restaurant and accessible toilet Paved path to accessible toilet and restaurant Two foreshore bays
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Closest accessible parking

  • Closest accessible parking to jetty and tiered seating
  • Two bays clearly identified.
  • Bays are 3.6 and 3.8 metres wide and 5.8 metres long.
  • Vehicle access from: Honour Avenue
  • Pedestrian access: Kerb ramp access from accessible bays onto paved path that leads down to the foreshore area or to a path that leads up into the park.
Parking bays Kerb ramp to park path
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Internal area
  • Park amenities are connected by a wide paved path that follows the natural contour of the land. The path along the foreshore is relatively flat and links all the main reserve facilties.
  • Paths are lit for night use.
  • Park benches with armrests overlook the river. The benches are accessed across compact grass from the walking path.
Paved path Park bench Drinking fountain Wide path to jetty Jetty
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Cafe, dining and food outlet
  • The Walter's River Café is located onsite, the café also has a kiosk for takeaway snacks and meals.
  • The kiosk has a one way system to collect self serve food from upright fridges and a centrally located chest freezer containing ice creams. This one way system narrows to 66cm.
  • The service and payment counter is 1 metre high.
  • The menu is large in clear print in good colour contrast.
  • The alfresco dining area for the kiosk has picnic tables with fixed becnh seats or tables 73cm high with 71cm knee clearance and chairs without armrests.
Entry and exit  for the kiosk Alfresco dining area
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Picnic facilities
  • Accessible picnic facilities are located at the eastern end of the site, off Burke Drive.
  • Picnic tables are shaded with access at either end for a wheelchair user. Tables are 74cm high with 72cm knee clearance.
  • Barbecues are set on pavers with the cook plate 90cm high and the control at sitting height.
Picnic table and barbecue
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Play area
  • The playground is set on soft fall, with level entry into the play area.
  • Playground is shaded by sail cloth.
Playground
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Drinking fountain
  • Post mounted at sitting height with level paving under the fountain.
  • Access to fountain is across compact grass.
  • The fountain is push button operated, with the control at sitting height.
Jetty access
  • A wide concrete path leads down from the park path to the wooden jetty.
  • The jetty has a kerb edge, is lit for night use and has ladder access into the water.
Closest accessible toilet
Accessible Toilet, Point Walter Reserve

Rooms

Tiered seating
  • There is a section of tiered seating, often used for concerts, at the jetty end of the site, at the end of Honour Avenue.
  • The best parking is at the jetty end of the site. There is a path from this parking to the midpoint of the seating, up a short steep ramp.
  • A circular driveway can be used as a drop off for this area, there are kerb ramps from the drop off area to the park paths which link to the base of the tiered seating.
Tiered seating
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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.