In 2019, Blue Mountains City Council was awarded a grant of $50,000 to make Summerhayes Park more inclusive under the NSW Government's ‘Everyone Can Play’ program. Council matched the grant with a further $50,000 to significantly improve the play space experience.

The works – which were completed in June 2020 – include new fencing, seating, accessible paths and more sensory and social play elements, along with elements of nature play and an upgraded swing with lumbar support. The works have made the park more accessible.

The project was in line with the Governments ‘Everyone Can Play’ guidelines and Council’s own Play Guidelines.

This project is one of many that are planned for the City in coming years. Council will be installing or improving inclusive playground equipment in a number of parks and recreation facilities, with funding assistance from the Western Sydney City Deal Liveability Fund

  • Katoomba Aquatic Centre – inclusive program pool with play features 
  • Glenbrook District Park – inclusive playground for older children  
  • Buttenshaw District Park, Springwood – adventure play area with accessible paths 
  • Blackheath Soldiers Memorial District Park – accessible paths 
  • Wentworth Falls Lake District park – accessible viewing platform.