As part of our Playgrounds Development Strategy, we upgraded the playground at Nettleton Park in Glen Iris due to its age and condition.

Status

We completed the playground construction in May 2021.

Minor improvement works to the surface area surrounding the existing basketball key is expected to commence in early August 2021, weather permitting.

About the project

We based the improvements to the playground on the feedback we received from the community. This includes:

  • New swings - A double swing set including 1 x infant seat, 1 x senior strap seat and a new hammock swing.
  • A new multi-play unit including:
    • A junior section with easy stair access to platforms, 1.2m high slide, tunnel, scramble net climb, hanging rings, 3m track ride, activity panels and shade roof.
    • A senior section with 2.2m high climbing cube frame that overlooks the sports field from behind the existing protective fencing, with monkey bars, high slide and multiple climbing challenges.
  • A new junior play unit with easy stair access, tunnel, activity panels, 1.2m high slide, track glide, junior hanging rings and shade roof.
  • An updated single spring rocker and new multi-user rocker.
  • A new single spinner.
  • Interactions with nature, including balancing and hopping among the trees, new plantings, rocks and logs.
  • A combination of new and upgraded fencing.
  • Increased access with upgraded footpaths and play surfaces suitable for users with limited mobility.

The footpath to the Nettleton Park sports pavilion was also realigned and upgraded to enable all ability access. Council officers worked with the sports clubs to determine the best alignment, taking into consideration site trees and the cricket practice net run up requirements.

Minor improvements will also be made to the surface area surrounding the existing basketball key, which will be respectful of existing tree root zones.
    
Other amenities include:

  • upgraded play equipment
  • enhanced park amenities
  • improved accessibility 
  • new landscaping.

Timeline

When Stage Progress update
November 2019 Community consultation

We asked the community for their feedback to help inform the design. The key themes we heard from the community were:

  • The existing play equipment is of limited appeal and requires upgrading
  • We would like more climbing opportunities
  • Equipment needs to appeal to children of all ages
  • Fencing is important
  • We love nature play based themes
December 2020 Design developed Available for public to view.
May 2021 Works completed  

More information

For more information, contact our Environmental Sustainability and Open Spaces Team on 9278 4444 or at [email protected].

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