Monash Council provides a diverse array of play opportunities for children throughout our network of 138 playspaces located in parks and reserves. By providing a breadth of playground experiences that range from small pocket playgrounds, with 3-5 place pieces, to regional destination playspaces (such as Valley Reserve in Mt Waverley), Council aims to provide a range of environments where children can explore, create, imagine, interact and reflect.
List of Monash playgrounds (pdf, 159KB)
Proposed playground classifications and supporting infrastructure (pdf, 157KB)
Playground hierarchy is used to provide a diversity of play experiences for the community and classify the scale and primary design focus for each playground.
We are now in the process of developing a new Playground Strategy to ensure we have a planned, equitable and sustainable approach to the provision and management of playgrounds in the City of Monash.
Your feedback will guide Council on the best ways to improve our playgrounds in Monash, considering the play needs of you and your family, both now and into the future.
Council sought community feedback until Monday 23 September 2019. All survey responses and submissions will be considered in the development of the Monash Playground Strategy.
The new Strategy will establish:
- A clear vision that ensures Monash play spaces offer high quality, creative play opportunities for different age groups and abilities across the municipality.
- Clarity around playground provision, including playground classifications and supporting infrastructure standards, to ensure a diverse range of quality play experiences for our community
- Clarity around future demand for play spaces in Monash, identifying gaps and possible new sites for the development of playgrounds.
In addition to the feedback from this survey, we will also consider carefully the feedback on the playgrounds received at our Council Listening Posts and recent community surveys. Council knows that playgrounds and green open spaces are very important to our community.
The draft Strategy will also be displayed on Council’s website for community feedback before being presented to Council for consideration at a Council Meeting early in 2020.
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