About the project

We are renewing the local playground at Grovedale Park to improve the play experience for all children. Our final concept design was shaped by community feedback we received through two rounds of community consultation in 2021 and 2022.

Construction update

We have appointed a contractor and construction works to renew the playground are scheduled to start Monday 24 April 2023. Works are expected to take around 12-14 weeks to complete (weather permitting).

Impacts during construction

While pedestrian access through the park will be maintained as much as possible, to ensure the works are completed in the safest and quickest manner, we will need to restrict access to sections of the park and path during construction. Some parking near the park may also be unavailable during construction as needed.

Community consultation

In December 2021, our community shared their memories, stories and ideas for the playground. You can find out more about our first consultation here. We used this feedback to help us develop a draft concept design.

Our community then shared their thoughts on the draft concept design in March/April 2022. Your feedback has been used to shape the final concept design.

Our final concept design

The final concept design has kept the parts of the playground our community love most. It also shows where new equipment will improve the playground.

The main features of the final concept design that has been updated based on community feedback include:

  • a new seating area
  • a new basket swing
  • trees and plantings we chose for their connection to the area
  • a new play structure and climbing cube with monkey bars
  • updating the blueberry spinner and existing swings
  • an accessible path into and around the playground.

The playground's colour scheme will be mainly green and timber to ensure it blends into the natural landscape.

You can view key parts of the final concept design by selecting the Hotspots below.

An aerial map of the draft concept design for Grovedale Park playground in Surrey Hills.