We’re upgrading the playground at Gahan Reserve. In August last year, we asked for your feedback on the current playground, and what you would like to see in the future.

From your ideas we’ve been working on a 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.

Did we get it right? Have a look at the draft plan and have your say in the form below before Friday 20 September 2019.

Or, come along and chat to us in person at Gahan Reserve:

Saturday 14 September
Gahan Reserve
Park Street, Abbotsford
10am to 12pm

(If it is raining, we will hold the session at the Abbotsford Maternal and Child Health Centre at Gahan Reserve)

Draft design

Take a look at the draft 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
  • The existing boat will be retained and included in the new design

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

    Exisiting boat
    Existing tree
    Basket swing
    Monkey bars and climber
    Log and rock climb
    Rope bridge
    Swing set
    Custom tower
    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 groups
    Read a full summary of the feedback.

    Have your say

    What do you think of the draft design?

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