Help shape the new playground design!

We're looking to create a great new playground in Aldershot Reserve for all age groups to enjoy.


As part of the City's playground renewal program, and in line with the City's Play Strategy, we are commencing design to renew the Aldershot Reserve playground.

Aldershot Reserve is a district level community park located in Aldershot Drive, St. Albans Park.

The Reserve has existing amenities including junior play equipment, basketball half court, shelter, BBQ, and pedestrian path network. The reserve is landscaped with a few trees.

In 2020/1 Council worked with the community to develop a new master plan for the reserve to better meet the needs of local residents. The master plan was endorsed in March 2021. The master plan includes planning for an entry garden, improved path network, new play space, pump track, dog park, open spaces, and fitness area.

This playground renewal project will provide a district level play space for the local community. This project is to create a community-led concept plan of a play space with supporting amenities such as concrete paths, new shelter, park furniture, landscaping, and trees.

Play spaces can be categorized into a hierarchy of five different tiers, depending on its purpose, size, catchment and the opportunities available. The hierarchy is as follows:

  • Local – smallest play space, located close to homes, providing a smaller range of play opportunities and amenities, with a catchment of 400m.
    • although activities are offered they are not as extensive as those offered in district and regional play spaces;
    • have open space for informal games;
    • offer multi-activity play equipment including swings, slides and climbing elements.
  • District - provide a wider range of play opportunities than local play spaces and cover a greater catchment area (up to 2 km). They are strategically located within larger reserves or sporting reserves and cater for a range of age groups.
    • have open space for informal games;
    • provide some all-abilities play elements;
    • have amenities such as toilets and shelters.
  • Regional – largest play space, providing a broad range of play opportunities and amenities, with a catchment of 10km or more.

When we are renewing our playgrounds, we will make sure there is:

  • somewhere to run;
  • somewhere to swing;
  • somewhere to slide; and
  • somewhere to climb.

The current playground equipment will be replaced with new equipment with other supporting infrastructure such as concrete paths, park furniture, new shelter, trees and landscaping.

  • There are currently over 380 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 playgrounds are monitored regularly to ensure that they are free from defects and meet current Australian standards.
  • Playgrounds are on a monitored playground upgrade schedule that is reassessed annually.
  • Play spaces provide challenges and stimulating environments to allow users to explore their boundaries, provide opportunities for exploration, discovery and learning, and will encourage users to make decisions for themselves and have control of their play.

Help shape the playground.

What do you like about the current playground and want to keep? What would you love to see added or improved?

Your feedback will help shape our draft concept design and ensure the new playground meets the needs of you and your family into the future.

Please visit one or more of the feedback options below to have your say.

  • Our online survey below to provide your feedback. You can request a hard copy by contacting the officer listed in the 'Who's Listening' section of this page.
  • What playground equipment would you like to see in Aldershot Reserve? Click on the 'You decide" tile below to tell us.
  • Come and chat to our team at the reserve.
  • Chat to your children and record their response below.

We would like to hear from the young people in your life!

What playground equipment would you like to see in your new playground?

We respectfully ask that parents or caregivers be mindful to the voice of the child and please ensure that the answers provided are the child's responses, and not influenced by your opinions (older children can type their own responses). Please note your are limited to 140 characters and your username and response will be shown publicly. (max 140 characters).

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28 November, 2023

Mitch says:

Climbing play ground equipment for kids. Adventure playground with a slide

24 November, 2023

yes says:

A flying fox, trampolines, specific areas made for different ages and climbing equipment that look like animals

24 November, 2023

Jonathan michael says:

Long Zip line and cricket nets . Thanks

21 November, 2023

Abbey says:


21 November, 2023

Henry says:

Swings for all ages

20 November, 2023

Noy says:

Should be nice if we have public toilets

17 November, 2023

Anthony says:


17 November, 2023

Allison says:

Some thing for little and old kids something like river bend playground in Launceston would be awesome it is such a big space!

16 November, 2023

Webb Girls says:

a ginormous trampoline duckie park monkey bars- low ones and high ones water park oval flying fox- those things that you sit on

15 November, 2023

Jessica B says:

Can we please consider lights around the play ground or in near by areas?

14 November, 2023

St Albans mtb jumps says:

Could you please make some mountian bike jumps in the area. Me and my friends would love to have somewhere locally to ride

14 November, 2023

Emski says:

One of the rubber hammocks

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