Play Space Strategy

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The City has developed a strategy to guide the current and future provision of play spaces. This strategy was endorsed by Council at the Ordinary Council Meeting on 9 July 2019. You can have a read of the document here.

How did we develop the strategy?

We reviewed all of our current play spaces and considered different ways of providing play experiences to the community in the future. We asked the community what their favourite play spaces are, which parks they like to go to and their ideas for future improvement.

An extensive community engagement campaign was conducted in September and October 2018 including school engagements, an online interactive mapping tool and series of workshops. Thank you to all members of the community who told us about how they like to use their local parks. We greatly appreciate the feedback which has been used to inform the strategy and prioritise future works in play spaces.

A snapshot of findings from the school engagement program conducted in September has been uploaded to the Document Library of this page for those interested to see what primary school children in Bayswater told us about play spaces. In addition, a snapshot of findings from the remaining community engagement is also available in the Document Library.

At the Ordinary Council Meeting held on Tuesday 26 March 2019, the draft Play Space Strategy was approved for community feedback. The minutes of the meeting can be found here.

At this meeting Council specifically requested that the Play Space Strategy is to include fully accessible pathways in all of the City's Play Spaces and an action to develop a long-term program to progressively shade all the City’s playgrounds through the use of shade sails and/or the planting of large canopy trees close to play equipment. You will note that Accessible Pathways and Shade is provided in all park types listed.

Community feedback on the draft strategy was positive and comments were noted. Thank you to the sixteen people who submitted their feedback and to all those who downloaded the draft and had a read.

The draft was finalised and Council endorsed the Play Space Strategy on 9 July 2019. You can find the report in the Council minutes here.

What's next?

We would like to say a HUGE thank you to everybody who participated in the engagement process to inform the Play Space Strategy. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and has been pivotal in shaping the strategy. Play is important to everyone and through the strategy we aim to deliver a greater variety of play experiences for the whole community in the future.

We are busily planning the 2019/20 play space redevelopments, including a program of community engagement activities. Further information on the sites to be redeveloped and engagement opportunities will be released in the coming months.

For more information please contact Lucy Griffiths on 9272 0905 or at lucy.griffiths@bayswater.wa.gov.au

How can I get involved?

Keep an eye out for the 2019/20 Play Space Redevelopment Program page, appearing soon on Engage Bayswater.

Need to find your local park on the map? Click here to visit our City Maps Gallery on the City’s website https://www.bayswater.wa.gov.au/city-and-council/profile-and-maps/city-maps

The City has developed a strategy to guide the current and future provision of play spaces. This strategy was endorsed by Council at the Ordinary Council Meeting on 9 July 2019. You can have a read of the document here.

How did we develop the strategy?

We reviewed all of our current play spaces and considered different ways of providing play experiences to the community in the future. We asked the community what their favourite play spaces are, which parks they like to go to and their ideas for future improvement.

An extensive community engagement campaign was conducted in September and October 2018 including school engagements, an online interactive mapping tool and series of workshops. Thank you to all members of the community who told us about how they like to use their local parks. We greatly appreciate the feedback which has been used to inform the strategy and prioritise future works in play spaces.

A snapshot of findings from the school engagement program conducted in September has been uploaded to the Document Library of this page for those interested to see what primary school children in Bayswater told us about play spaces. In addition, a snapshot of findings from the remaining community engagement is also available in the Document Library.

At the Ordinary Council Meeting held on Tuesday 26 March 2019, the draft Play Space Strategy was approved for community feedback. The minutes of the meeting can be found here.

At this meeting Council specifically requested that the Play Space Strategy is to include fully accessible pathways in all of the City's Play Spaces and an action to develop a long-term program to progressively shade all the City’s playgrounds through the use of shade sails and/or the planting of large canopy trees close to play equipment. You will note that Accessible Pathways and Shade is provided in all park types listed.

Community feedback on the draft strategy was positive and comments were noted. Thank you to the sixteen people who submitted their feedback and to all those who downloaded the draft and had a read.

The draft was finalised and Council endorsed the Play Space Strategy on 9 July 2019. You can find the report in the Council minutes here.

What's next?

We would like to say a HUGE thank you to everybody who participated in the engagement process to inform the Play Space Strategy. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and has been pivotal in shaping the strategy. Play is important to everyone and through the strategy we aim to deliver a greater variety of play experiences for the whole community in the future.

We are busily planning the 2019/20 play space redevelopments, including a program of community engagement activities. Further information on the sites to be redeveloped and engagement opportunities will be released in the coming months.

For more information please contact Lucy Griffiths on 9272 0905 or at lucy.griffiths@bayswater.wa.gov.au

How can I get involved?

Keep an eye out for the 2019/20 Play Space Redevelopment Program page, appearing soon on Engage Bayswater.

Need to find your local park on the map? Click here to visit our City Maps Gallery on the City’s website https://www.bayswater.wa.gov.au/city-and-council/profile-and-maps/city-maps

  • The Play Space Strategy is now endorsed!

    9 months ago

    At the 9 July Ordinary Council Meeting, the Play Space Strategy was endorsed by Council.

    The strategy encompasses more than just a playground, focusing instead on play spaces. The community has told us that they would like to see more variety in play experiences at their local park and across the City. We want people to be able to spend as much time as they like in their local play space, so we’ve also introduced an annual shade program to progressively shade all of the City's playgrounds.

    Click here to view the full strategy. Keep an eye on Engage Bayswater...

    At the 9 July Ordinary Council Meeting, the Play Space Strategy was endorsed by Council.

    The strategy encompasses more than just a playground, focusing instead on play spaces. The community has told us that they would like to see more variety in play experiences at their local park and across the City. We want people to be able to spend as much time as they like in their local play space, so we’ve also introduced an annual shade program to progressively shade all of the City's playgrounds.

    Click here to view the full strategy. Keep an eye on Engage Bayswater for the release of the 2019/20 Play Space Redevelopment Program.

  • Getting the students involved

    over 1 year ago

    The Play Spaces Strategy team worked with a group of prefects from John Forrest Secondary College to determine what is important to them in play spaces, what works and what doesn't. Their big ideas for making play spaces better were fantastic!



    The Play Spaces Strategy team worked with a group of prefects from John Forrest Secondary College to determine what is important to them in play spaces, what works and what doesn't. Their big ideas for making play spaces better were fantastic!



  • First phase of community engagement wrap up

    over 1 year ago
    To the 122 people who took part in the online survey, 'Have Your Say about Play', thank you! Your participation and feedback is very valuable to this first phase of engagement in the process of developing the Play Space Strategy. We've captured your responses and interpreted them in the report, now available for download. If you have any further feedback you'd like to share with us, please leave a message in the Guest Book.

    The next phase of community engagement will start in the second half of the year, details coming soon!



    To the 122 people who took part in the online survey, 'Have Your Say about Play', thank you! Your participation and feedback is very valuable to this first phase of engagement in the process of developing the Play Space Strategy. We've captured your responses and interpreted them in the report, now available for download. If you have any further feedback you'd like to share with us, please leave a message in the Guest Book.

    The next phase of community engagement will start in the second half of the year, details coming soon!



  • Autumn River Festival community engagement

    over 1 year ago

    We had some great conversations with the community and lots of people came to do surveys - thanks everyone for your interest. We look forward to engaging with you more as the strategy progresses.

    We had some great conversations with the community and lots of people came to do surveys - thanks everyone for your interest. We look forward to engaging with you more as the strategy progresses.