Play Space Strategy


Playspace Strategy Background

In 2009, the City of Marion endorsed a Play Space Strategy to ensure the community’s playgrounds were well-designed, well-located, safe and fun for users. So far, 41 play spaces have been upgraded.

As part of the strategy, a number of playgrounds will be upgraded and some will be removed to ensure that:

• Current and future play spaces are renewed at appropriate times to ensure safety of the community.

• Play spaces are in an accessible location – this may include removal of play spaces due to oversupply in a particular area. Additionally, it may include new play spaces to address a deficiency in an area.

• Council resources are used appropriately.


Playspace Strategy Implementation

Council has been actively implementing the Play Space Strategy and is now starting to consolidate selected playgrounds. Some reserves have been identified as a reserve within Council’s Play Space Strategy that will have existing play equipment removed and minor landscaping works undertaken.

Council values its reserves, and we propose to replace the playground with minor landscaping to ensure the reserve remains a pleasant open space.


Planned Playspace Removals

There are 3 planned removals currently out for comment until 28 September 2016.

You can view the information sheet and concept plan for each site here:


To provide feedback on any of the planned removals please complete the Playspace Removals Feedback survey.



Playspace Strategy Background

In 2009, the City of Marion endorsed a Play Space Strategy to ensure the community’s playgrounds were well-designed, well-located, safe and fun for users. So far, 41 play spaces have been upgraded.

As part of the strategy, a number of playgrounds will be upgraded and some will be removed to ensure that:

• Current and future play spaces are renewed at appropriate times to ensure safety of the community.

• Play spaces are in an accessible location – this may include removal of play spaces due to oversupply in a particular area. Additionally, it may include new play spaces to address a deficiency in an area.

• Council resources are used appropriately.


Playspace Strategy Implementation

Council has been actively implementing the Play Space Strategy and is now starting to consolidate selected playgrounds. Some reserves have been identified as a reserve within Council’s Play Space Strategy that will have existing play equipment removed and minor landscaping works undertaken.

Council values its reserves, and we propose to replace the playground with minor landscaping to ensure the reserve remains a pleasant open space.


Planned Playspace Removals

There are 3 planned removals currently out for comment until 28 September 2016.

You can view the information sheet and concept plan for each site here:


To provide feedback on any of the planned removals please complete the Playspace Removals Feedback survey.


  • Playspace Removals Feedback (closes 28 September 2016)

    Please take 5 minutes to tell us your thoughts on the planned playspace removals.

    Please take 5 minutes to tell us your thoughts on the planned playspace removals.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Jervois Street Reserve - Preliminary Consultation Survey

    We are planning to build a new park in South Plympton!

    Jervois Street Reserve has been purchased by the City of Marion with assistance from the State Government to create more open space in the north of the city for the community to enjoy.


    Project background

    A new precinct level "community park" (6,000sqm) has been identified at number 37-47 Jervois Street, South Plympton with the aim of improving civic pride, community interaction, health and well being.

    The land had previously been owned by Renewal SA (Housing SA) and has been purchased by council with assistance from theContinue reading

    We are planning to build a new park in South Plympton!

    Jervois Street Reserve has been purchased by the City of Marion with assistance from the State Government to create more open space in the north of the city for the community to enjoy.


    Project background

    A new precinct level "community park" (6,000sqm) has been identified at number 37-47 Jervois Street, South Plympton with the aim of improving civic pride, community interaction, health and well being.

    The land had previously been owned by Renewal SA (Housing SA) and has been purchased by council with assistance from the State Government.

    Council is undertaking a two-part process to deliver the project.  

    Part one includes concept designs and community consultation and is due to completion in 2015.  

    Part two is subject to funding, council endorsement and would involve detailed design and construction.

    Developing an endorsed concept will enable council to actively seek funding to build the project.

    We need your help to allow us to create a concept vision of the site.  This is your space so help us shape it.

    Consultation has now closed.

    Site location

     

     

    Aerial photo

    Have your say 

    Community consultation occurred during July / August 2014, where we asked the community to provide feedback about what facilities and equipment they would like to see at this reserve.

    Information gathered will assist us in developing a concept plan for this play space to provide an appropriate park for the community.

    We are now working on the concept plan of your new reserve. Stay tuned for more information!


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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Oaklands Reserve Inclusive Play Space - Community Survey

    We've built the wetland... now it's time for the playground! We are planning the new park at Oaklands Wetland and Reserve.

    Marion Council and the Touched by Olivia Foundation are working together to build a unique playground at Oaklands Park for children of all ages and abilities.


    Project introduction

    A master plan was prepared for Oaklands Wetland and Reserve in 2012 and is being implemented in stages. Council is progressing the design of the inclusive play space and reserve development (outlined in orange below), and seeks your ideas to shape the design.

    The ‘inclusive’Continue reading

    We've built the wetland... now it's time for the playground! We are planning the new park at Oaklands Wetland and Reserve.

    Marion Council and the Touched by Olivia Foundation are working together to build a unique playground at Oaklands Park for children of all ages and abilities.


    Project introduction

    A master plan was prepared for Oaklands Wetland and Reserve in 2012 and is being implemented in stages. Council is progressing the design of the inclusive play space and reserve development (outlined in orange below), and seeks your ideas to shape the design.

    The ‘inclusive’ playground at Oaklands Reserve will cater for all of the community including children with special needs such as mobility, vision and hearing impairments as well as spectrum disorders such as autism.

    Marion Council and the Touched by Olivia Foundation are working together to build a unique playground at Oaklands Park for children of all ages and abilities.

    The Perkins family founded the charity in 2006 following the loss of their baby daughter Olivia to a rare disease. It aims to bring together communities, government and corporate Australia to create healthier and happier lives for children by building inclusive playgrounds.

    Both the foundation and the council share a belief that every person has the right to be part of their community. More information on the foundation is available at www.touchedbyolivia.com.au.

    In addition to the inclusive play space, Marion Council is also planning for the upgrade of the existing reserve, including the biodiversity corridor, landscaping, pathway connections, Japanese garden, vineyard, while considering the existing duck pond.

    Consultation closes Friday 8 August 2014.


    Staging plan



    Have your say

    Community consultation occurred during July / August 2014, where we asked the community to provide feedback about what facilities and equipment they would like to see at this reserve.

    Information gathered will assist us in developing a concept plan for this play space to provide an appropriate park for the community.

    We are now working on the concept plan of your new reserve. Stay tuned for more information!


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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Edwardstown Soldiers Memorial Recreation Ground - closes 27 June 2014

    PRELIMINARY CONSULTATION COMMUNITY SURVEY

     

    INTRODUCTION

    The City of Marion is pleased to advise that the play space, courts and oval lighting at Edwardstown Soldiers Memorial Ground has been identified for upgrade in the 2014/2015 financial year.

    We would like to invite you to participate in the design process by providing your thoughts about what you and your family would like to see at this play space.  This information will assist us in developing a plan and providing an appropriate play space and facilities for the local community.


    Please complete this survey to have your say by Friday 27 June 2014Continue reading

    PRELIMINARY CONSULTATION COMMUNITY SURVEY

     

    INTRODUCTION

    The City of Marion is pleased to advise that the play space, courts and oval lighting at Edwardstown Soldiers Memorial Ground has been identified for upgrade in the 2014/2015 financial year.

    We would like to invite you to participate in the design process by providing your thoughts about what you and your family would like to see at this play space.  This information will assist us in developing a plan and providing an appropriate play space and facilities for the local community.


    Please complete this survey to have your say by Friday 27 June 2014.


    BACKGROUND

    A Master Plan was prepared for the Recreation Ground in 2013, in consultation with the community. 

    The play area will be relocated to the south/west corner of the site and will incorporate unstructured and structured play opportunities linked to the courts.

     

     

    SURVEY

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Clare Avenue Reserve - closes 20 June 2014

    PRELIMINARY CONSULTATION COMMUNITY SURVEY

    The City of Marion is pleased to advise that the Clare Avenue Reserve play space at Sheidow Park, has been identified in the Council’s Play Space Strategy for an upgrade in the 2014/2015 financial year.

    We would like to invite you to participate in the design process by providing your thoughts about what you and your family would like to see at this play space.  This information will assist us in developing a plan and providing an appropriate play space for the local community.

    Please complete this survey to have your say by Friday 20 JuneContinue reading

    PRELIMINARY CONSULTATION COMMUNITY SURVEY

    The City of Marion is pleased to advise that the Clare Avenue Reserve play space at Sheidow Park, has been identified in the Council’s Play Space Strategy for an upgrade in the 2014/2015 financial year.

    We would like to invite you to participate in the design process by providing your thoughts about what you and your family would like to see at this play space.  This information will assist us in developing a plan and providing an appropriate play space for the local community.

    Please complete this survey to have your say by Friday 20 June 2014.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    SURVEY: Plympton Oval Upgrade - Preliminary Consultation Community Survey (closes 21 February 2014)

    THIS CONSULTATION CLOSED FRIDAY 21 FEBRUARY 2014.

    The City of Marion is pleased to advise that the Plympton Oval play space, at Plympton Park, has been identified in the Council’s Play Space Strategy for an upgrade in the 2014/2015 financial year.

    In addition to the upgrade of the play space by Council, we are working with the Plympton Sport and Recreation Club to  facilitate the installation of new cricket nets and a scoreboard.

    We would like to get your thoughts early in the process about what you and your family would like to see in the upgrade.

    The Continue reading

    THIS CONSULTATION CLOSED FRIDAY 21 FEBRUARY 2014.

    The City of Marion is pleased to advise that the Plympton Oval play space, at Plympton Park, has been identified in the Council’s Play Space Strategy for an upgrade in the 2014/2015 financial year.

    In addition to the upgrade of the play space by Council, we are working with the Plympton Sport and Recreation Club to  facilitate the installation of new cricket nets and a scoreboard.

    We would like to get your thoughts early in the process about what you and your family would like to see in the upgrade.

    The following diagram shows proposed locations for the new play space, cricket nets and scoreboard. The diagram has been developed in consultation with the Plympton Sport and Recreation Club and responds to the site constraints (including the oval boundary and significant trees) to provide a functional layout which accommodates for all site uses.









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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Edwardstown Playspace Evaluation

    Following the recent upgrade of the Edwardstown Memorial Oval Playspace and Courts, Council is now seeking the community’s feedback about the upgrade. Let us know what you think about your new play space and courts, and what you would like your reserves and play spaces to look like in the future.


    Following the recent upgrade of the Edwardstown Memorial Oval Playspace and Courts, Council is now seeking the community’s feedback about the upgrade. Let us know what you think about your new play space and courts, and what you would like your reserves and play spaces to look like in the future.


    Complete Form