What makes a great playground? That’s the question we want your answers to as we plan upgrades to another six playgrounds across Bayside in 2021/22.

Each year we consult the community on a number of playgrounds, develop designs and get them ready to build. In the same year, we construct the group of playgrounds that were developed the previous year, so we have a continuous cycle of upgrades, working towards our target of upgrading all 61 playgrounds by 2025.

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Bayside Buccaneers Playground Testing program

The pirate themed Playground Tester program is now closed. We are currently collating the input from our Bayside Buccaneers Playground Testers on Donald MacDonald Reserve, Train Street Park, Hampton Recreation Node, R G Chisholm Reserve, Whyte Street Reserve and Hanby Street Reserve playgrounds.

We will soon be announcing the winners in our draw to win pirate treasure.

Consultation now closed

Each year, Council seeks input from the community on how they would like to see playgrounds in their area improved or upgraded. First we consult with the users of our playgrounds: the children and young people of Bayside. This is our Playground Tester program and the input we receive from this playground helps the playground designers develop concept plans which are further refined by the broader community. Once detailed designs have been accepted by the community and Council, the playgrounds are constructed the following financial year.

Under construction

Consultation is now closed for the draft playground plans at: Banksia Reserve, Beach Park Sandringham Gardens, Landcox Park, Royal Avenue Park and Tjilatjirrin Reserve.

Thanks for being involved in the consultation, these playgrounds are now being constructed. Banksia Reserve and Landcox Park have been completed.

Frequently Asked Questions

From Brighton to Beaumaris, over a 10-year plan we're upgrading all 61 playgrounds around the municipality.

Since 2015 we have upgraded 22 of Bayside’s 61 playgrounds. Bayside’s Playground Improvement Plan (2015-25) will see all of Bayside’s playgrounds upgraded with an investment of $10.3M.

Playgrounds are upgraded in accordance to their size, level of accessibility and choice of play and recreational activities.

Each playground has been assessed to determine its priority for upgrade and to understand how much budget to allocate.

Find out how each playground has been classified in the Playground Improvement Plan available in the document library.

The level of supporting infrastructure and service will be determined by each playground’s classification.

Things outside of each project scope include:

  • Changes to dog off leash areas
  • Car parking and access
  • Improving public toilet facilities, aside from the new public toilet currently being constructed at Royal Avenue Park.

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