A new fairy-themed playspace has been created at Thea Reserve in Doncaster East.
Places and spaces
Highlights of the upgrade include:
- a rock circle under the wonderful oak trees
- new play equipment
- balancing logs
- a dry creek bed with 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.
Thea Reserve consists of two linked parcels of land, south of Baratta Reserve and north of Boronia Reserve. Despite the connection between the two halves of the Reserve, which is only 11 metres wide, it provides a pedestrian link for residents to the bus stop on Baratta Street and a link to the adjoining Boronia Reserve and Koonung Creek Linear Park.
The Reserve is situated on a natural drainage line that flows from Baratta Reserve, through Thea Reserve, joining the Koonung Creek in Boronia Reserve. Consequently there are a number of Council drains and a Melbourne Water main drain within the Reserve.
Baratta Reserve is relatively small (1,859m²) and consists of one parcel of land opposite Thea Reserve. It provides informal recreation opportunities in a shaded and attractive setting.
The centre of the Reserve is low lying and has a main Council drain crossing through it. While minimal development is recommended for this Reserve, appropriate additional planting could enhance unstructured bush play opportunities.