Bigger and better
We've had the opportunity to design an even better new playground for Alphington Park.
Recently, new external funding opportunities became available to us, meaning we can create a new and improved design for the playground. This design also considers your feedback from consultation in March 2020.
We're excited to share this with you, as the previous design was limited by the budget available for this project. We want to make sure we get the best possible outcome for Alphington Park.
Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on the concept design for the new playground. We heard from 45 people during this final stage of consultation in April 2021.
What we heard
Overall, most people were very supportive of the design. But you told us that shade was a must at the park, and that we should consider different types of fixtures.
To respond to your feedback, we will include a form of artificial shade in the final playground design, to provide protection for users. We’ll also consider new tree planting to provide more natural shade in the long term. Finally, alternative fixtures will be explored and integrated into the final design where possible.
We’ll continue finalising our design based on your feedback, and update you when it’s complete. Construction is expected to start in the latter half of 2021.
What's in the design?
- A multi-play tower with tiered platforms, scramble nets, traversing and climbing elements, firefighter’s pole and slides
- A junior swing set
- A 360 degree basket swing
- An accessible carousel
- A sand play area with a carved sculpture
- Natural play elements
- New seating
This final stage of consultation ended 5pm Wednesday 7 April 2021.
Check out the features of the new design by clicking on the pulsing dots.