Preliminary design details


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What we heard from you

  • Strong support for an inclusive and accessible play space.
  • A desire for a wide range of recreation facilities including children’s play equipment, trees and shade structures.
  • Support for a variety of play opportunities for all ages, with a special focus on nature play and climbing structures.
  • The need for well-connected active travel links and parking for the play space.
  • A desire for the play space to reflect the inner north community.

Key features of the preliminary design

The Glossy Black-Cockatoo and its habitat has inspired the design. The striking features of these cockatoos and their local habitat will guide the colours used.

Play space including a junior play area and grassed amphitheatre. Play equipment includes swinging, climbing, agility and group play opportunities.

Two multi-use courts – one full size and one half-size. The full-size tennis court includes pickleball line marking, one basketball hoop and a netball hoop. The half-size basketball court includes a hit-up wall and line marking for games including handball and hopscotch.

Activity zone inclusive of shelter, three-phase power, accessible seating, barbecue, drinking fountain and bins.

Fitness zone including whole of body strength and circuit training equipment.

One accessible toilet/rest room including baby change facilities. The location has been selected based on available underground services.

Open grassed area for informal kickabout, picnics and event opportunities including amphitheatre style seating created with limestone blocks.

Accessible paths through the parkland linking with existing and future routes as well as 16 on-street parking spaces along Windeyer Street, bike parking and two accessible parking spaces on Burton Street.

Retaining existing trees around the perimeter of the site and planting approximately 90 new trees, a combination of deciduous and evergreen varieties. These trees will help keep the playground cooler in the warmer weather.

A storage container (shipping container) will be available for local community groups to utilise and store equipment.

This is the preliminary design for the future Inner North playground inclusive of a play space, two multi-use courts, activity and fitness zones as well as parking, a toilet and picnic facilities.

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Proposed furniture and play equipment

Park furniture

Proposed park furniture includes steel frames with composite timber features. The furniture includes table settings, benches and seating and bin enclosures.

Proposed park furniture includes steel frames with composite timber features.

Fitness equipment

The below image is indicative of the proposed equipment to be included in the final design and the layout in the site plan. It includes:

  • information sign
  • battling ropes
  • pull-up bars
  • obstacle wall
  • back n abs
  • dip bar
  • monkey bars.
Fitness equipment includes an information sign, battling ropes, pull-up bars and monkey bars.

Structured play equipment

The below equipment has been identified for inclusion based on initial feedback from the community. We heard climbing equipment was strongly favoured along with accessible play opportunities.

Structured play equipment includes basket swing, spinner, speaking tubes, swing frame and seats.

Nature play equipment

The community told us nature play was important to them in a new play space. The below elements are indicative of what could be provided in the final design.

Nature play equipment includes balance posts with a rope, a crawling pyramid, springer, explorer's bridge, stilts, music play panel, seesaw, rock stepper and an agility trail.