Project status: In progress

How you had YourSay

The ACT Government is committed to delivering better play spaces across Canberra and providing people of different ages and abilities with fun, creative and engaging play experiences.

Thanks to everyone who provided feedback on the Lyons play space upgrade. Feedback closed Wednesday 9 November 2022.

A What We Heard report has been released, summarising the key themes in community feedback. You can read the report here.

The community was also invited to provide feedback on play space improvements in Kaleen. You can read the report here.

We are looking at

The ACT Government has reviewed all play spaces in Lyons and identified the play space at the Lyons Oval as the preferred location for an upgrade. Furthermore the preferred option is to relocate this play space to the other side of the playing fields closer to Launceston Street. Regular users of Lyons play spaces and the wider community were encouraged to have a look at the analysis undertaken prior to providing feedback.

During the six-week consultation period we received over 170 pieces of feedback. Some key insights include:

  • strong support for upgrading the play space at Lyons oval, which is the most visited play space in the suburb
  • the most valued amenities are furniture for sitting, eating, and studying as well as shade
  • priorities for play equipment and elements are nature play, climbing structures and a basketball hoop or multi-use court.

We will use your views to

We are currently reviewing all feedback to inform the preliminary design and look forward to sharing the design in mid 2023 for further engagement with the community.