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.
We are now in the process of developing a new Playground and Playspace Strategy to ensure we have a planned, equitable and sustainable approach to the provision and management of playgrounds in the City of Monash.
Council sought community feedback 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 until Monday 23 September 2019. All survey responses and submissions were considered in the development of the Draft Playground and Playspace Strategy.
Council has received some wonderful drawings from children depicting some of their favourite playgrounds in Monash. A big thank you goes out to all the kids who have shared their drawings to celebrate the announcement of our Draft Playground and Playspaces Strategy.
The draft Strategy considers playspaces with a holistic and systematic approach, involving consultation with internal Council departments and the community to establish
- A clear vision that ensures Monash playspaces offer a broad range of high quality, creative play opportunities for different age groups and abilities across the municipality.
- A Playground Hierarchy or classification framework that provides clarity around playground provision and services levels and a variety of play experiences for the community, i.e. from larger regional destination playspaces to small pocket playspaces.
- Future demand for playspaces in Monash including potential gaps in provision and possible sites for the development of new playgrounds.
- Equitable access to playgrounds.
The draft Playground and Playspace Strategy was endorsed and released for community consultation at the Council Meeting on 26 May 2020.
Council approved the draft Playground and Playspace Strategy (pdf, 3MB) for public exhibition, however the Appendix 2 to the Officer Report has been altered by moving Progress Park to Year 2021/2022.
Report to Council Meeting 26 May 2020 (pdf, 216KB)
Decisions of Council Meeting 26 May 2020, item 2.2 (pdf, 432KB)
Community Consultation Report (Appendix 2) (pdf, 818KB)
Council sought community feedback on this draft Strategy until Friday 3 July 2020.
Playground design and classifications
Playspace designs should be prepared in accordance with the following design principles and standards to ensure consistent quality and functional performance is delivered across the playspace renewal program.
Playspace Design Standards (pdf, 160KB)
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.
List of Monash playgrounds (pdf, 159KB)
Proposed playground classifications and supporting infrastructure (pdf, 157KB)
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