We're upgrading the playground at Gahan Reserve.

In August 2018, we asked for your feedback on the current playground, and what you would like to see in the future.

We then asked the community to have their say on the proposed design in August and September 2019. 72% of the people we spoke to supported the draft design for the playground.

We know that Gahan Reserve is a much loved community park, so we’ve done our best to create a design that reflects your ideas and feedback.

Playground upgrade works

Works on the playground will begin at the end of June 2020 and are expected to be completed in September 2020, depending on weather conditions.

During this time, a section of Gahan Reserve around the existing playground will be closed. The rest of the park will still be open to the community.

Playground design

Take a look at the playground design

The new design includes:

  • A new custom play unit which fits around the existing mound, trees and plants made from timber and perforated metal.
  • New play equipment including a basket swing, rockers and spinner
  • Monkey bars and a climbing frame
  • Log and rock climbing

  • Click on the hotspots on the playground overview below to learn more about the design.

    Spinner
    Existing tree
    Basket swing
    Monkey bars and climber
    Steps
    Log and rock climb
    Rockers
    Slide
    Rope bridge
    Swing set
    Custom tower
    Ramp
    Platform
    Bluestone inlays
    Climbing frames
    Timber mulch
    Rubber softfall
    Garden beds

    What you told us

    What you told us

    In August 2018, we asked for your feedback on the playground. We received feedback via our Your Say Yarra page, email and on-site. We also ran an on-site activity with a group of Collingwood College students.

    Your favourite things about the playground were the:

    • park setting and green surrounds
    • boat
    • natural feel and theme

    Your top ideas for improving the playground and equipment were:

    • Introducing more climbing equipment
    • Better swings
    • Better slides
    • Providing more shade
    • Catering to older age group

    Read a summary of the feedback we received.

    We then asked for further community feedback on the draft design for the playground in September 2019. 72% of respondents supported the design for the playground.

    Read a summary of the feedback we received.