Playground improvements

Last updated: June 2021

Planned upgrades and renewals

On this page you will find details of Council’s playground projects for 2020-2021. Council maintains and upgrades playgrounds across the shire, guided by the Recreation and Open Space Strategy, and asset management plans.

If you are looking for a playground near you and want to know what facilities are available there, take a look at our map and featured playgrounds.

Jack Buckley Park, Tomakin - May to July 2021

We are adding new equipment and facilities to Tomakin’s Jack Buckley Park so it better caters for all ages and larger family groups.  The existing playground will be closed for six weeks from early May while the work is underway, however the toilets will remain open.

Tomakin residents were heavily involved in the upgrade’s design. A new obstacle course with balance beam, parallel bars, jump pods, hurdles and climbing wall will challenge older kids and adults, while a new seesaw rocker and playhouse will keep younger kids amused.

Large groups will benefit from new and additional picnic tables and shelters and a loop path will connect the playground with the barbecues and toilets, improving accessibility and also serving as a scooter and bike track for young riders. Shade sails, requested by the Tomakin community, will also be installed over part of the playground.

This project is part-funded by a grant from the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment’s Everyone Can Play program. This Grant Program provides funding to assist councils to upgrade existing playspaces to improve inclusion. The final product will be a great asset to the Tomakin community.

Collage of photographs showing examples of people using obstacle course and playground equipment that will be installed at Jack Buckley Park in Tomakinfor new

More information

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