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Ringwood Lake Park playspace redesign and carpark works

Maroondah Hwy & Mt Dandenong Ringwood VIC 3134
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  • Parks and reserves
Completed
Approx. start date:05 February 2018
Approx. end date:11 August 2018
Ringwood Lake Park playspace benefited from a million-dollar redevelopment this year.
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The playspace was upgraded with $900,000 from Council’s capital works budget and $100,000 from the Victorian Government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Fund.

The project was completed in two stages.

Stage 1: playground redesign

Now complete

The new playground design features a network of play trails that weaves through the existing trees, linking all areas of the playspace with active play opportunities, in the tree canopy, under the canopy trail, along the forest floor as well as a creek area for water and sand play.

The redevelopment works include track glides, rope courses and balance platforms, as well as natural play elements such as sand and water areas, which allow creative play for all abilities, including cubbies and animal sculptures to fuel children’s imaginations. The BBQ and picnic areas are also extended and more effectively integrated.

The playspace area is increased to include the site of the old toilets, creating an area for multiple swings including the liberty swing. A carousel catering for wheelchairs is a key feature, and all paths are fully accessible, linking to various play experiences including water play and access to the canopy trail.

The existing trees have been retained wherever possible and careful consideration has also been given to access points into the playspace to create natural barriers between the play area, the lake and the highway.

Stage 2: car park upgrades

Now complete

There are now five new disabled car parking bays via an entrance from Maroondah Highway. The new disabled parking bays are also connected to the playspace via an accessible path. Please note, this new entrance via Maroondah Highway is only to access the disabled parking bays.

General parking can be accessed from the entrance on Mt Dandeong Rd.

See an interactive map and more about Ringwood Lake Park

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View the Ringwood Lake Park playspace design  (pdf, 2MB)

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