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Playground Renewal Program (renewal of nine neighbourhood playgrounds)

This engagement is complete

Date: Monday, 18 November 2019 to Monday, 16 December 2019

Background

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.

 


Key findings

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.

Comments from 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.