We're upgrading the St Kilda Adventure Playground...
...and we want your stories about what makes this place special
An upgrade is planned for St Kilda Adventure Playground to ensure the safety of our equipment is fully compliant and meets our community's expectations.
As a pillar of play in our City for over 40 years, we know the historical and community roots of the St Kilda Adventure Playground are important to you. We will be working with the children who use the playground to help us shape the equipment they will use after the upgrade. This is central to the Adventure Playground model of play.
We know our community has decades of great stories and memories that have shaped the history and significance of this beloved space.That's why we're asking for your stories to help us celebrate the history of this space and look to the future as we ensure the playground is safe and fun for generations to come.
Why are we upgrading the playground?
The St Kilda Adventure Playground upgrade will make sure that this much-loved space is secured for the future, and will:
- facilitate risky (but safe) play
- be accessible, safe and welcoming for all, meeting Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) compliance and CPTED best practice
- provide a connection to nature and the natural environment
- place children and young people at the heart of design
- provide a unique aesthetic that recognises the past and is delivered for the future.
What's your idea for farewelling the old playground equipment?
The upgrade will mean changes to the playground equipment. Tell us your idea for how the community could celebrate and farewell the old equipment in a meaningful way, to go into the draw for a $50 voucher. There are two vouchers to be won by 31 December. (max 140 characters).
9 July, 2023
“My daughter and I have always loved being a part of this wonderful playground. All the activities and clay, kitchen, garden programs are ama”
25 April, 2023
“Have a 'wishing tree' in the playground, where kids hang a note, on colourful string, wishing for what they would like in their play area :)”
18 April, 2023
Adele A says:
“Please ! Leave some riskyness! There can be no plastic! It's awful to think that those hand made type things would go :((”
13 April, 2023
“Can you just re- build them exactly the same for example replace the old plane with a new one. Ask the kids what they want and build it. ”
22 March, 2023
“Invite people back to walk around and say goodbye at a formal farewell, taking photos of people amongst the equipment who went there as kids”