As part of the City's Playground Upgrade Program, nine neighbourhood playgrounds are being renewed.
These playgrounds are located within walking or bike riding distance from homes, catering primarily for children aged 3 - 7 years, with standard access to all levels. Where possible these playgrounds have open informal space for games, swings suitable for all ages, slides and climbing elements. Seating will be installed along with trees for shade.
Please click on the corresponding link to view and provide comments on the design.
Lookout Road Reserve, Ocean Grove
Cameron Park, Belmont
Anakie Reserve, Anakie
Castle Reserve, North Geelong
L.J. Keavy Park, Geelong West
Western Heights College Reserve, Hamlyn Heights
Cedmar Reserve, Highton
Milton Reserve, Bell Park
George Trickey Reserve, South Geelong
Your comments will be considered in finalising the design.
Public consultation was conducted during December and January for the nine neighbourhood playgrounds that are being renewed as part of the City's playground
renewal program in conjunction with Geelong's Play Strategy.
These playgrounds are located within a short walk or bike ride from home and are designed to meet the values of a neighbourhood park. A neighbourhood park should include somewhere to run, swing, slide and climb.
A total of 146 people completed the surveys. The survey
aimed to capture the community’s needs and desires with regard to the
playground renewals. The majority of responses indicated that the
renewals are well received and welcomed. "I think any type of park upgrade here would be amazing".
The community was also asked for any other comments they
would like the City to consider. Shade and seating was the most common
request/concern. As a result of this additional seating will be installed at all of these
playgrounds and trees planted to provide afternoon shade where possible.
the consultation indicated that the pictures made the playgrounds appear basic
and lack the warmth. The pictures are computer generated designs to identify the type of equipment that will be installed in neighbourhood playgrounds.
Playgrounds that have been identified for renewal will have works commence in March 2020.