Feedback called on for $1m park upgrade project

July 27, 2017 by  

Caulfield residents and others living in the vicinity of Harleston Park have welcomed news of a $1m upgrade by Glen Eira Council.

Graphic designers have been hard at work on preparing concept plans for the project, for which Council is seeking feedback from the community.

Play equipment in the park has seen better days, according to Mayor Mary Delahunty. She said that as a result council was keen to hear ideas about how to replace it with other, more contemporary fixtures, explaining:

“The park is so well-loved, we know that people will really want to contribute to this discussion."

The Mayor also said it was important that any changes at the site continue to cater for all ages, saying:

“I’m very precious about that massive slide – it’s unique and I know how much the kids just adore it.”

Mayor Delahunty said Council’s plans include an estimated $650,000 for a major upgrade of the playground, as well as new public toilets at a cost of $350,000.

Also developed is a concept design for new activity and play spaces to complement the natural water play area already in existence.

The plan includes rearranging the playground and including nature-based play with such items as a giant sand pit, sensory maze, challenging logger steps, scrambling rocks, and timber cubby houses.

A tribute to the site’s pin oaks will also be provided in the form of an acorn cubby house.

Residents have until tomorrow, July 28, to provide feedback on the concept design.