Four playgrounds upgraded as part of continuing works

8 May 2020
Liveable Places and Spaces

We have upgraded four play areas in parks across Manningham, ready for you to enjoy with your children and families now COVID-19 restrictions have eased.

Playspaces at Lynnwood Reserve in Templestowe Lower, Allara Reserve in Donvale and two Doncaster East play areas at Thea Reserve and Dehnert Reserve, have all had extensive upgrades or makeovers to provide many more options for playing kids, with some additional attractions for older visitors.

Lynnwood Reserve

The playspace and park in Templestowe Lower has had a major upgrade with a new play area created to cater for all ages and abilities. A distinctive 20 metre-long snake sculpture sits as the centrepiece and even glows in the dark. Play equipment include a six-way swing set – the first of its kind in Manningham – as well as a multi climbing and slide unit, basket swing, spinning pole and more.

Upgraded concrete paths now provide a 500 metre circuit for bikes, scooters and walkers, which links to a new round multi-purpose court. A series of interesting animal sculptures and a community herb garden will also be installed soon.

Allara Reserve

Improvements at Allara Reserve include colourful and adventurous play equipment complete with a high rope climbing cube, tunnel slide, triple swing set, junior slide and a cubby house with activity panels that cater for all ages. Landscaping, new seating, a drinking fountain and newly planted trees added to the appeal of this local park in Donvale.

Thea Reserve

A new fairy-themed playspace has been created at Thea Reserve in Doncaster East with a rock circle under the wonderful oak trees, new play equipment, balancing logs, a dry creek bed and new trees and shrubs. A new path, drinking fountain, seats and picnic tables make this a great space for young and old to enjoy at any time of the year.

A timber sculpture, new bridge and gateway arch are still to come as part of this playspace upgrade.

Dehnert Reserve

This popular park on George Street in Doncaster East is close to Doncaster Gardens Primary School has had a landscape makeover with a new concrete path, bridge, a rock sitting circle under shady trees as well as more trees and plants. A new triple swing set and rope climbing unit have been added to the existing play equipment and there’s new seating and picnic area to enjoy.