This engagement is closed
Contributions to this engagement have closed for evaluation and review.
- St Helens Foreshore Reserve is a Neighbourhood Playground located within walking or bike riding distance from homes, catering primarily for children aged 3 - 7 years, with standard access to all levels.
- As part of Council's Play Strategy, this playground has been identified for renewal in 2021.
- We have provided the proposed design for this playground and we'd love to hear what you think - you can submit your feedback by completing our short survey.
- Feedback received will be considered when finalising the playground design.
About our Play Spaces
- There are currently over 300 public play spaces managed and maintained by the City of Greater Geelong and an additional 62 supervised early childhood centre-based play spaces.
- All City of Greater Geelong playgrounds are monitored regularly to ensure that they are free from defects and meet current Australian Standards.
- Neighbourhood park playgrounds are on a monitored playground upgrade schedule that is reassessed annually.
- Local play spaces accessible to neighbouring residents via foot or bicycle are key community assets where physical activity can occur (both part of the journey and the destination), without having to pay fees, join a team or rely on a certain number of players to participate.
We would like to hear from you regarding this proposed design....
Regional – generally fairly large spaces with a broad mix of different play opportunities for all ages and abilities usually designed with significant features that are not usually found elsewhere in the municipality. A catchment of 10km or more, these are destination parks where the tendency is for longer visits, family outings and community gatherings. These spaces generally contain toilets, drink fountains, lighting, BBQs etc.
Sub Regional – attracting a larger catchment of 5-10kms from home or a 30 minute cycle trip. Large play spaces with a wider range of play experiences than a district park but less than Regional Play Spaces. People generally stay at these parks for longer periods.
District – usually located within 15 minutes by bicycle from home. Wider range of play opportunities than local parks. Larger spaces usually adjoining sporting reserves with a wider range of equipment.
Neighbourhood – located within walking distance from home, although activities are offered are not as extensive as those offered in district and regional play spaces. Containing open space for informal games, multi activity play equipment including swings, slides and climbing elements.