Project update

We consulted with the community and received feedback from 20 community members through the online survey and emails sent directly to our Open Space Planning Team.

We heard what you said:

  • The playground has been redesigned to incorporate activities for younger children. This includes providing a crawl through panel and shop front, a find the animals panel, a spin and slide panel and a rocker.
  • Stairs were added to improve useability for toddlers
  • A spiral slide
  • The proposed netball ring has been relocated to the side of the basketball half court to provide more playing surface.
  • Additional trees, both evergreen and deciduous have been included to provide summer shade and winter sun.

Some residents requested that the playground be relocated elsewhere and that a shade sails, BBQ and table tennis table be included.

We explored different options on how to incorporate your feedback into the designs. Unfortunately due to budget and existing commitments, we are unable to achieve these outcomes.

Check out the 3D render of the proposed playground.

About the space

Yallambie Park playground is situated along the Plenty River, north of Lower Plenty Road and is accessible from Moola Close, Yallambie. It has an existing swing set, play tower and half-court basketball court.

This playground is well used by local families and those visiting the Yallambie Tennis and Soccer Clubs and is now scheduled for renewal. We are excited to continue to provide a high quality playground experience at Yallambie Park Playground and are seeking your feedback on the proposal.

Improving your playground

We will replace the existing playground with new and improved equipment to meet the needs of the local community. The new equipment will have a range of play opportunities and the playground will be softened with sections of nature play elements including logs and rock boulders giving it a very organic look, connecting the play space with the existing half-court basketball court and the natural environment.

Improvements include:

  • play equipment with slides, sliding pole and monkey bars.
  • a triple swing set with a toddler seat.
  • a musical chime
  • new seating
  • a netball ring and play area
  • log steppers and features
  • tree planting
  • footpath to be painted with artwork and connected to the existing shared user path.