Western Australia | Urban
The park effectively addresses the needs of active ageing and physical stimulation for seniors through providing access to tailored exercise facilities. The park features a range of exercise equipment, such as a shoulder wheel, balance beam, step and calf risers, finger stairs and memory game. These facilities enable users to participate in low-impact exercise that can help to improve dexterity, flexibility, strength, coordination, mobility and cognition.
Additionally, the park features an accessible gym circuit. In this gym circuit the equipment has no attached seating. Instead, the exercise equipment features a place for the user’s mobility device. A soft fall playspace is also incorporated into the park, as well as ramps to access the playspace, instead of stairs.
Supporting use of, and engagement with the space, the park has a range of additional facilities such as barbeques, undercover shelters, accessible toilets and seating benches that are easily accessible for older residents and people with additional needs.
Furthermore, there is exactly one kilometre of walking paths circumnavigating the park, designed to encourage regular walking for all ages. Having the path network measure exactly one-kilometre permits community users to maintain an understanding of how far they have walked, while providing measurable goals in an attempt to increase their walking endurance. Importantly, the path also suits rehabilitation health plans where targets are set (e.g. walk 500 metres a day).
Blacktown City Mayor, Tony Bleasdale OAM said, “Council is committed to providing the best possible recreation facilities for our residents in nearly 800 parks and reserves across Blacktown City.
“Council is also committed to ensuring that the health and wellbeing of our incredibly diverse population is our number one priority.
“Endeavour Park provides a broad, diverse and challenging range of play experiences, enabling all members of the community to maintain their quality of life, keep active and to remain engaged within their community,” Mayor Bleasdale said.