The Lasher beach wheelchair, funded by the People and Parks Foundation, is the state’s first user-operated public beach wheelchair and is another step towards improving all abilities access to Victoria’s parks.

Parks Victoria has a total of 11 all-terrain Trailrider wheelchairs, 10 child and adult beach wheelchairs available to explore Victoria’s parks, as well as the new Lasher beach wheelchair. The wheelchairs are located at key parks across the state including Dandenong Ranges, Grampians, Cape Conran, Point Nepean and Wilsons Promontory.

For more information about Parks Victoria’s commitment to making parks accessible visit: http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/visit/improving-park-access-for-all

Photo: Wheelchair users Judeland Antony and Steven Sweeney at Norman Beach, Wilsons Promontory National Park. Image courtesy of Bill Forrester, Travability.