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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
In progress
Ringwood Lake Park playspace will benefit from a million-dollar redevelopment this year.
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The playspace is being upgraded with $900,000 from Council’s capital works budget and $100,000 from the Victorian Government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Fund.

The project will be completed in two stages.

Stage 1: playground redesign

Now completed

The 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

At the top end of the playspace, near Maroondah Highway, we are creating new five disabled car parking bays, as well as an accessible path that connects to the new playspace.

Stage 2 is expected to be completed by August 2018.  

 

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

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