Douglas Reserve playspace and park upgrade

Council’s Open Space team are upgrading the play space and park infrastructure at Douglas Reserve, East Brunswick, completing before June 2021.


*Update 30/03/2021*

Works have now recommenced on our upgrade of Douglas Reserve.

You may have noticed that works have been on hold for the last two weeks. We have been working through some minor changes to the design in response to community feedback, to ensure that the playspace will cater for a wide range of ages and abilities. We are pleased to report that we are now recommencing works to deliver your upgraded reserve.


Consultation on the Draft Concept Plan closed end February 2021. Using your feedback we have refined the design to reflect community feedback as much as possible.

This final design includes:

  • Upgraded playspace offering climbing, balancing, spinning, rocking and swinging for a range of ages, themed around nature. The majority of materials are using timber and ropes. The softfall mulch is retained using logs and timber steppers
  • Gathering space provided near the Weston Street side, including a timber chainsaw sculpture of gum nuts with seating, logs, rocks and infill native planting in mulched garden bed
  • Repainted electrical cabinet by street artist themed around fl ora and fauna
  • Tuscan Topping gravel paths through the reserve and to the playspaces
  • Additional native feature trees and shrubs in existing and proposed garden beds for colour and interest
  • Retention of the recently installed community garden bed and all existing trees
  • Two pedestrian gates provided on eastern side of reserve, leaving western entries with the concete path open. If required the two western side gates can be added later.

The Open Space Team are now in construction following completion of detailed design/tendering.


Douglas Reserve consultation summary report

Concept plan and images

​Douglas Reserve refined concept plan​

Douglas Reserve refined concept plan sheet 1 of 2

Douglas Reserve example images

Douglas Reserve example images sheet 2 of 2

Comments round 1 (closed)

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