Public playground upgrades

Published on 14 September 2020

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A number of playgrounds across the municipality have been upgraded and now include brand new equipment to help ensure our community has access to safe, modern facilities.

Under the First Step of the Victorian Government’s Metropolitan Melbourne Coronavirus recovery roadmap, playgrounds across the City of Maribyrnong are now open to the public.  

Playground upgrades include:  

  • Village Green in Maribyrnong has received a playground expansion and upgrade, including a new basket swing and see-saw, and the installation of new public fitness equipment.
  • Playground equipment in Fels Park, Yarraville has been upgraded, with the installation of a range of play activities including a new combination unit, sandpit and swings. Children and young families using this space will also have improved sun protection with replacement of shade sails over the equipment.  
  • Harris Reserve in Seddon has welcomed new play equipment, including a new carousel, hammock and spring rocker. New fencing, paths, irrigation and bins have also been installed to improve accessibility and safety for all park users.    
  • The playground at Pritchard Reserve in Braybrook has been upgraded and expanded, with a new basket swing, sound play elements and combination unit. Nature play elements have also been added here, including a series of logs, boulders and timber steppers.  
  • Ulmara Park in Maidstone has received a playground expansion and upgrade with a new cubby house, spring rocker and swings.    

Community members using playgrounds across the City of Maribyrnong are reminded that under current restrictions, public gatherings are restricted to a maximum of two people or a single household for two hours maximum. Please do not congregate in parks, playgrounds and reserves.  

Social distancing measures still apply and to help slow the spread of coronavirus, please stay 1.5 metres apart, wear a mask and practise good hygiene.  

For more information about the Victorian’s Government’s Metropolitan Melbourne Coronavirus recovery roadmap, please visit the DHHS website. 

For more information about public playgrounds within the City of Maribyrnong, please visit Council’s website. 

Message from the Mayor, Cr Sarah Carter

We are excited to be able to create safe and accessible infrastructure, and we hope our community, especially our youngest community members, enjoy these upgraded playgrounds. When out visiting playgrounds in our municipality, we urge residents to be safe and ensure they’re following restrictions by maintaining a distance of 1.5 metres from others and wearing a mask.

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