Aeroplane-themed park to fly again

August 18, 2017 by  

The burnt out remains of Aeroplane Park in Braybrook, near Footscray, are set to be resurrected into a new and improved playground.

The park, which was destroyed by fire in 2015, will be given new life by Maribyrnong City Council,with work scheduled to be completed by summer.

Mayor Catherine Cumming said:

“The destruction of Aeroplane Park was a truly tragic event … it clearly held such a special place in the hearts of so many – including myself.

“Over the last few months we’ve been liaising with the local community and working hard on plans to rebuild the playground and are thrilled that construction on this amazing new park has commenced.”

The aeroplane theme, which drew great interest when featured on local postcards, is to be retained, along with a variety of fun play challenges and experiences to be enjoyed by all ages, according to the Mayor.

Key elements of the new look playground include a play structure that resembles a tall `Traffic control’, a huge steel aircraft with wings that feature swings underneath, a terminal with seating, baggage carousel, plane rockers, double flying fox, sea-saws fixed to the plane’s tail, a low bridge feature complete with slide and tunnel, and a spinner.

There will also be an upgraded picnic and community garden area, trike and scooter track, open lawn areas and exercise equipment.

According to the Mayor, the $1.14m project is set to become a focal point of the Footscray community.