New nature-play space for Maribyrnong families

Published on 11 March 2021

A new opportunity to escape outdoors to relax, exercise and play right by the Maribyrnong River.

Visitors to Pipemakers Park in Maribyrnong can now enjoy the exciting new nature-based play space designed for children of all ages and abilities.

The playground features natural materials and elements inspired by the beauty of the surrounding parkland and the Wurundjeri theme of ‘Layers of Country’.

Unique custom elements that involve movement, climbing, sand and water play accompany traditional playground equipment. The play space is located among existing mature trees and includes native planting to help encourage exploration and discovery.

Additional park furniture including seating and picnic settings have been included to supplement existing grass areas for picnicking and relaxing.

The project is part of Council’s commitment to supporting community access to beautiful green open spaces for relaxation and exercise.

The new play space will ensure future generations not only enjoy Pipemakers Park but are able to learn about its history for years to come. The restoration of the ‘History of the Land Gardens’ and new signs tells the story of the gardens, highlighting how the local landscape has changed since settlement as a result of the pipe making factory’s early establishment and other influences.

The open space improvements have been funded by a $1million grant from the Victorian Government and have included upgrades to paths, furniture, signage, and the History of the Land Garden.

Quote attributable to Maribyrnong City Council Mayor, Cr Michael Clarke

 “Maribyrnong City Council is proud to be part of this project and to provide local families with infrastructure that is safe and accessible for children of all ages.

Council is committed to ensuring our community has access to beautiful green open spaces for relaxation and exercise, and this redevelopment will help ensure future generations enjoy this space for years to come.”



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