March 2022 update

The upgrade of the playground at Tricks Reserve will now be referred to the upcoming Budget process. The plan is to build the playground in conjunction with the new Fern Street Children's Centre.

November 2021 update

Consultation is now closed. Your feedback will inform the detailed design of this playground.

October 2021 update

We are currently seeking feedback on the proposed designs for this playground. Head over to our Playground upgrades page for more information and to have your say.

April 2021 update

The playground plans have not progressed as we are awaiting the outcome of the VCAT decision for Fern Street Children's Centre to ensure the two projects are aligned.

We’ve got a plan for play!

We want you to be involved in designing a fabulous new playground at FG Tricks Reserve that can be used for many years to come.

The new playground will link to the new children’s centre proposed for Fern Street Black Rock.

Bayside City Council is investing $10.3 million over 10 years to upgrade every playground in Bayside.

The playground designs will be shared for further community consultation in 2019.

Project updates


  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Gather ideas

    Let us know what would you like to see in the playground.

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Prepare a draft plan

    We prepare the draft design based on your feedback.

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    Have your say on the draft plan

    Provide your feedback on the draft plan.

  • Timeline item 4 - active

    Build the playground

    The upgrade of the playground will be considered as part of the 22/23 Budget process with a view to completing it at the same time the Fern Street Children's Centre opens.

Fern Street Children's Centre

More information on the plans for the future children's centre