Council is planning to renew the playground at Central Gardens, Hawthorn, colloquially known by many as “Rocket Park”. 

Due to its age and condition, the playground is scheduled to be replaced in 2021-2022.


We are currently reviewing community feedback following our recent consultation to inform the design of the new playground.

An update regarding the outcome of consultation and next steps will be provided shortly. 

About the project

We held community consultation in February 2021 to help inform the new playground design and the next steps for this planned renewal in 2021/2022.

The project will include new play equipment and nature play opportunities, shade, improved accessibility, renewal of some park amenities, and new landscaping.


When Stage Progress update
February 2021 Community consultation We're asking the community for their feedback to help inform the design
May 2021 Design developed Design will be made available for public to view
2021-2022 Financial year Works to commence - pending funding  

More information

For more information contact Council’s Landscape and Design team on 9278 4444 or [email protected].

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