Melbourne’s Top 25 Playgrounds 2016 by Herald Sun

The Herald Sun newspaper organised a survey of parents to discover Melbourne’s Top 25 Playgrounds.
Jeavons Landscape Architects designed or had involvement in 6 out of the 25 favourite playgrounds!

Playgrounds within the Top 25 include:

Bicentennial Park
Location: Scotch Parade, Chelsea
Highlights: giant slides, Liberty Swing, spinning bird’s nest swing, fenced, close to skate park, spinning Supernova.
Credits: Jeavons designed this space for the City of Kingston .


Giant slides at Bicentennial Park

Ruffey Lake Park – Victoria Street Adventure Playground
Location: Victoria Street, Doncaster
Highlights: wooden adventure playground, giant slide, shade sails, long flying foxes.
Credits: Jeavons designed and documented this project in collaboration with Paul Gardiner Architects .

St.Kilda Adventure Playground
Location: Off Neptune Street, St. Kilda
Highlights: treehouse, aeroplane, pirate ship, castle, in-ground trampoline, ball courts, fenced. This is a supervised playspace.
Credits: Jeavons designed the refurbished play structures for the City of Port Phillip .

Alma Park Adventure Playground
Location: Alma Road, St. Kilda East
Highlights: wheelchair accessible cubby, long flying fox.

Hays Paddock
Location: Longstaff Street, Kew East
Highlights: all abilities, awesome sandpit, butterfly shade sail, spinning Supernova, fenced, next to ovals.
Credits: Jeavons designed the butterfly shade sail at this playspace.

Roy Dore Reserve
Location: Dyson Road, Carrum
Highlights: wooden pirate ship, spinning Supernova, shade sails, next to tennis wall and oval.
Credits: Jeavons designed this space for the City of Kingston. The playspace was built by Allplay Equipmen t and Urban Plumb & Scape Pty. The project was managed by City of Kingston .

Check out the full article at the link below:
Melbourne’s Top 25 Playgrounds – Herald Sun

Reference: Kelly, J, Davies, B, & Young, J 2016 ’Melbournes Top 25 Playgrounds’, Herald Sun, pp. 72-75.

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