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Due to its age and condition, the playground at Greythorn Park is scheduled to be replaced in the 2019-20 financial year.

Status

After receiving feedback from the community the design of the new playground is now complete. Construction is scheduled to commence in early 2020.

About the project

Council held a community consultation in September 2018 to seek ideas and feedback to help shape the new playground’s design. The design is now complete.

The design includes the community’s most popular requests:

  • An inclusive, all-ages, wildlife sanctuary play area will be created under the shade of an existing tree. The area includes a roofed cubby with chimes and interactive panels, animal play sculptures and flower talk tubes, symbolic of the posy of violets visitors were gifted upon arrival at the wildlife sanctuary that once stood on this land.
  • A challenging 5m-high climbing frame (for ages 5-14+ years) with rock walls and a range of rope-climbing experiences.
  • An easily accessible multi-play unit with ramp access to lower platform, activity panels, toddler slide (0.9m high), senior slide (1.8m high), junior monkey bars and 4m-long track glide.
  • New large accessible basket swing.
  • New senior and toddler swing sets (all ages).
  • New multi-user (4+ people) semi-accessible carousel (for ages 2-12+ years).
  • New nature-play experiences including a ‘creek bed’ with accessible water pump and channel, rock balance boulders and new sensory planting.
A woman and child play on a carousel© James Thomas

Example of semi-accessible carousel

Example of a basket swing

Example basket swing

Other amenities include:

  • new feature entry area set back from the car park with entry gates, bike stands and seating
  • new picnic settings for social gatherings
  • upgraded bollards/fencing
  • new shade sails over junior play area
  • new garden bed planting and shade trees

Consultation

We held a community consultation in September 2018. The key themes we heard from the community were:

  • Support for 'wildlife sanctuary' play elements running at approximately 90%.
  • Keeping the beautiful native trees and landscaping to maintain the playground‘s lovely setting.
  • Including some adventurous equipment for older children to keep them coming back.
  • More park furniture for community gatherings such as birthday parties. 
  • Toddler-accessible play was important to the community.
  • Opportunities for water play were important to the community.
  • More shade was important to the community. 

More information

For more information, contact our Landscape and Design Team on 9278 4060 or email [email protected]

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