A new playspace opened in Napier Park (Glen Waverley) in mid-April 2017.
The previous playspace had reached the end of its safe, useful life so we created a new playspace. Community feedback was very helpful in making sure we delivered a playspace that will be enjoyed and that will be an asset to the local community.
Council made some changes to the original proposal for the new playspace, due to community feedback and further consideration by Council staff. These changes were:
- A junior slide and play unit was installed in place of the sandpit that had been proposed. Some residents raised concerns about how the sandpit would be maintained to a high standard of cleanliness;
- A gecko sculpture was included as a friendlier reptile, in place of a snake sculpture. Some residents raised concerns that a snake sculpture would be intimidating for children;
- A rotating see-saw replaced the proposed half basketball court. The court would have been close to homes, and could have resulted in noise issues early in the morning and in the evening.
The key play elements installed were:
- tree-house play fort
- junior slide play unit
- rotating see-saw
- fitness monkey bars
- basket swing
- three swings
- balancing logs and beams
- see–saw rocker.
We also installed a park bench with back and arm rests for social seating; and a picnic table with shade.
If you would like to discuss this matter, please contact:
Chris McEwan, Recreation Programs Officer
Call: 9518 3527