Playground Consultations

Help us design YOUR playgrounds!

Wagga Wagga and the surrounding villages have more than 90 playgrounds, all of which offer a range of different play opportunities for kids.

Every time Council upgrades a playground we need the help of the kids that use them to make sure that the final design generates the most Fun Per Kid (FPK).

We use the award winning Funbobulator and a range of other methods to enable local children to help with the designs.

Awesome! Help us design playgrounds for you and your friends.

Stay tuned to this website for upcoming opportunities for you to give the Funbobulator a whirl!

Also, feel free to complete the quick poll on the right - it will take 10 seconds, maximum. Your feedback is appreciated.

Help us design YOUR playgrounds!

Wagga Wagga and the surrounding villages have more than 90 playgrounds, all of which offer a range of different play opportunities for kids.

Every time Council upgrades a playground we need the help of the kids that use them to make sure that the final design generates the most Fun Per Kid (FPK).

We use the award winning Funbobulator and a range of other methods to enable local children to help with the designs.

Awesome! Help us design playgrounds for you and your friends.

Stay tuned to this website for upcoming opportunities for you to give the Funbobulator a whirl!

Also, feel free to complete the quick poll on the right - it will take 10 seconds, maximum. Your feedback is appreciated.

News

  • Bright outlook for Wagga’s playgrounds

    4 months ago
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    The future of playgrounds in Wagga for the next 20 years has been set – and it’s bright, playful and exciting.

    Improvements and upgrades of existing playgrounds and the provision of new playgrounds is what is in store for recreational areas in Wagga.

    The city currently has 91 playgrounds, each forming an important component to open space and providing play facilities to help improve children’s physical, intellectual and social developments.

    Ensuring the quality of these playgrounds, and new playgrounds, are available in Wagga is the purpose of a new guiding document – Playground Strategy 2016-2036.

    The final strategy, adopted... Continue reading

    The future of playgrounds in Wagga for the next 20 years has been set – and it’s bright, playful and exciting.

    Improvements and upgrades of existing playgrounds and the provision of new playgrounds is what is in store for recreational areas in Wagga.

    The city currently has 91 playgrounds, each forming an important component to open space and providing play facilities to help improve children’s physical, intellectual and social developments.

    Ensuring the quality of these playgrounds, and new playgrounds, are available in Wagga is the purpose of a new guiding document – Playground Strategy 2016-2036.

    The final strategy, adopted at the February 2016 Ordinary Council Meeting, was developed through community consultation and considers planning direction from a number of Council’s documentation and Government legislation.

    The policy highlights the need for recreational diversity, by providing a variety of playgrounds, with different play experiences and equipment, across the city.

    The strategy outlines 10 new playgrounds for land releases in Lloyd, Estella and Forest Hill and ensures a level of service to provide quality playgrounds in Ashmont, Central, Estella, Kooringal, Lake Albert, Lloyd, Tolland and Turvey Park.

    “Wagga is a family-friendly city and the provision of great playgrounds contributes to this attribute,” Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga Rod Kendall said.

    “Playgrounds across the city are already well used and appreciated by Wagga kids and their families. The new Playground Strategy ensures this continues for the next generation of Wagga children.”

    Key recommendations to achieve the strategy:

    Increase the number of regional playgrounds ($200,000 plus), equal to Apex Park and Botanic Gardens, from two to four, inclusive of a new Wagga Beach playground and replacement of Bolton Park playground

    Provide a surburban playground ($100,000) in the large residential suburbs of Ashmont, Forest Hill, Glenfield, Kooringal, Tolland and Turvey Park

    Increase playground renewal budget for use when current playgrounds require work based on age and condition.

    Increase the annual playground maintenance budget in line with CPI

    Council explores partnership opportunities to maximise community benefit to the playground network.

    Playground Strategy 2016 – 2036 is available on Wagga Council's website.

  • Wheels in motion for Chambers Park skate park

    4 months ago
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    Kids of Wagga - get excited!

    Construction has started on a new skate park at Chambers Park in Tolland.

    The skate park will feature grind rails and boxes, banks and three quarter pipes, one 800mm with a slide rail, another, 900mm with a bent penny.

    Seating, bins and a water fountain are also included in the design.

    The skate park will complement the Park’s 12-month-old play equipment, existing basketball courts, cricket nets, oval and sheltered seated areas.

    Community consultation for the skate park concluded in August 2015. A design was... Continue reading

    Kids of Wagga - get excited!

    Construction has started on a new skate park at Chambers Park in Tolland.

    The skate park will feature grind rails and boxes, banks and three quarter pipes, one 800mm with a slide rail, another, 900mm with a bent penny.

    Seating, bins and a water fountain are also included in the design.

    The skate park will complement the Park’s 12-month-old play equipment, existing basketball courts, cricket nets, oval and sheltered seated areas.

    Community consultation for the skate park concluded in August 2015. A design was then developed and will now take shape over the next four weeks, weather permitting.

    “The skate park adds another great recreational element to Chambers Park and aims to make the site a popular destination for kids, families and even those adults who are young at heart,” Director Environmental and Community Services Janice Summerhayes said.

    “Parks and recreational facilities are key components to any city. They add to the liveability of the city, are visually appealing and help with child development.”

    The Tolland skate park will be the fifth in Wagga, with one at Henwood Park in Kooringal, Bolton Park in Central, Webb Park in Ashmont and William Street in North Wagga.

    The park is due for completion at the end of March.

  • Simmons Street Playground - final decision is up to you!

    6 months ago
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    Wagga Wagga City Council is putting in a brand new playground on Simmons Street and we need your help deciding which design is best.
    Following on from the previous consultation the two most popular designs have been modified to fit better with the overall park design.
    To finalise the consultation process Council is inviting interested neighbouring residents to attend an on-site meeting at the playground on Monday 21 December 2015 at 4.30pm.
    Alternatively, grab mum or dad and email your preferred option to playgrounds@wagga.nsw.gov.au. Make sure you nominate your preferred playground design before Tuesday 22 December 2015

    Simmons Street... Continue reading

    Wagga Wagga City Council is putting in a brand new playground on Simmons Street and we need your help deciding which design is best.
    Following on from the previous consultation the two most popular designs have been modified to fit better with the overall park design.
    To finalise the consultation process Council is inviting interested neighbouring residents to attend an on-site meeting at the playground on Monday 21 December 2015 at 4.30pm.
    Alternatively, grab mum or dad and email your preferred option to playgrounds@wagga.nsw.gov.au. Make sure you nominate your preferred playground design before Tuesday 22 December 2015

    Simmons Street Option 1

    Simmons Street Option 2


  • Future plan for Wagga’s playgrounds

    6 months ago

    Ensuring quality playgrounds are available in Wagga and surrounding villages is the purpose of a new strategy currently up for public comment.

    Until January 26, 2016, the Wagga community is invited to have their say on the draft Playground Strategy 2016-2036.

    The strategy will provide a framework to guide all aspects of future playground management in the Wagga Wagga Local Government Area.

    Currently, there are 91 playgrounds in Wagga and its surrounds, forming an important component to open space and contributing to the creation of great play spaces.

    The policy targets the need for diversity in recreation, not providing the... Continue reading

    Ensuring quality playgrounds are available in Wagga and surrounding villages is the purpose of a new strategy currently up for public comment.

    Until January 26, 2016, the Wagga community is invited to have their say on the draft Playground Strategy 2016-2036.

    The strategy will provide a framework to guide all aspects of future playground management in the Wagga Wagga Local Government Area.

    Currently, there are 91 playgrounds in Wagga and its surrounds, forming an important component to open space and contributing to the creation of great play spaces.

    The policy targets the need for diversity in recreation, not providing the same play experience everywhere, and highlights the importance of play for a child’s social interaction development.

    The Playground Strategy “aims over the next 20 years to provide a balance between quality playspaces that provide adequate stimulation for children and services for carers, and the number of spaces that can be financially supported by Council.”

    The strategy outlines 10 new playgrounds for land releases in Lloyd, Estella and Forest Hill and ensures a level of service to provide “quality playgrounds” in Ashmont, Central, Estella, Kooringal, Lake Albert, Lloyd, Tolland and Turvey Park.

    The Playground Strategy public exhibition period closed on 26 January 2016.

    For all playground updates and to have your say on certian projects, visit www.yoursaywagga.com.au/playgrounds


  • Last chance to help design Chambers Park!

    over 1 year ago
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    The Funbobulator for Chamber's Park is still active, but you only have until 1 February to decide what new play equipment you want to go in the Playground!

    It's simple to use and you have a budget of $80,000 to work with.

    So kids, grab mum or dad today and tell us what equipment you want to play on at Chamber's Park!

    Get started!


    The Funbobulator for Chamber's Park is still active, but you only have until 1 February to decide what new play equipment you want to go in the Playground!

    It's simple to use and you have a budget of $80,000 to work with.

    So kids, grab mum or dad today and tell us what equipment you want to play on at Chamber's Park!

    Get started!


  • Sackville Drive Playground

    over 1 year ago

    Recently Council resolved to sell the parcels of land located at 27, 29 & 31 Eldershaw Drive where a playground is currently located. The Eldershaw Drive Playground will soon be removed to allow for the sale of the three blocks. To compensate for the loss of the Eldershaw Drive playground, Council proposes to expand and upgrade the existing playground in Sackville Drive adjacent to the RAAF base.

    Features of the upgrade will include:

    ·  Increasing the area of play space from 82m2 to 202m2

    ·  Refurbish and replace components of the existing... Continue reading

    Recently Council resolved to sell the parcels of land located at 27, 29 & 31 Eldershaw Drive where a playground is currently located. The Eldershaw Drive Playground will soon be removed to allow for the sale of the three blocks. To compensate for the loss of the Eldershaw Drive playground, Council proposes to expand and upgrade the existing playground in Sackville Drive adjacent to the RAAF base.

    Features of the upgrade will include:

    ·  Increasing the area of play space from 82m2 to 202m2

    ·  Refurbish and replace components of the existing equipment

    ·  Provide additional new equipment in the extended play space

    ·  Fix up the paved access paths

    ·  Screen the adjoining RAAF fence

    ·  Install a picnic table in a shaded area of the park

    We need the help of the people who know the Sackville Drive playground the best – local kids! Your expertise in playing is essential in assisting to design the new playground. 

    You can help with designing by using the funbobulator today!

    Download the information sheet here

  • Chambers Park Playground Upgrade

    over 1 year ago

    Calling all Tolland kids! We're upgrading the playground at Chambers Park and need your input. The Funbobulator has been switched on and we need you to help design the Chambers Park Playground.

    To get started grab Mum or Dad and click here

    Calling all Tolland kids! We're upgrading the playground at Chambers Park and need your input. The Funbobulator has been switched on and we need you to help design the Chambers Park Playground.

    To get started grab Mum or Dad and click here

  • Online Playground Consultation Launched

    almost 3 years ago

    Wagga Wagga City Council currently manages 90 playgrounds within the city and across its rural villages including 87 local playgrounds, 2 district playgrounds and 1 regional playground. In addition to providing playgrounds in new developments Council provides funds to replace approximately 4 of the older playgrounds throughout the network each year.

    Over the next 5 years Council plans to upgrade a number of playgrounds.

    Council has developed this online consultation page to assist the community in contributing to the design of these parks as they are upgraded.

    Jack Skeers Park, Wiradjuri Playground and a new playground for Boorooma are currently in the planning stages and residents are encouraged to have their say. 

    Consultation for these three parks will close following Little Big Day Out on 3 October 2013.

    Wagga Wagga City Council currently manages 90 playgrounds within the city and across its rural villages including 87 local playgrounds, 2 district playgrounds and 1 regional playground. In addition to providing playgrounds in new developments Council provides funds to replace approximately 4 of the older playgrounds throughout the network each year.

    Over the next 5 years Council plans to upgrade a number of playgrounds.

    Council has developed this online consultation page to assist the community in contributing to the design of these parks as they are upgraded.

    Jack Skeers Park, Wiradjuri Playground and a new playground for Boorooma are currently in the planning stages and residents are encouraged to have their say. 

    Consultation for these three parks will close following Little Big Day Out on 3 October 2013.

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