Alison Park Playground Upgrade

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Consultation has concluded.

Update: Construction is underway on the new playground and is expected to open in March 2024. You can follow the project on Council's website here
Your nearest playgrounds are:


Check out the final plan for the new playground! Click here

Thanks to all who voted for their preferred playground design. 

We had a great response with more than 600 votes! Based on a majority vote, we will commence building an exciting new play space based on the Option 2 concept design in late 2023. You can read the outcomes of the community consultation here.


Randwick City Council is upgrading the playground at Alison Park, Randwick. 

Following consultation with the community last year where we learned more about how you use the park and your ideas for the upgrade, we have come up with two concepts and we need your help to decide which one is the best for Alison Park! 

Both concepts use highly durable equipment, specially designed for Aussie playgrounds to allow kids of all ages to run, jump, climb and slide.

OPTION 1
View Nature feel concept plan and artist impression
Nature feel with all-timber equipment. The feature play tower includes a 3m high climbing net and climbing wall, a 1.5m high slide and a 2.4m high curved slide.


 Urban feel with equipment made from high pressure laminate. The feature play tower includes an incline net, 3m high tube slide and 1.2m high open slide.


The upgrade will also include: 

  • New seating within the fenced playground 
  • Sheltered picnic table and benches outside the playground
  • Garden bed with sandstone block edges
  • Feature tree
  • Updated shade cloth

MEET US AT THE PLAYGROUND
Come chat with us about the concepts at Alison Park:
  • Tuesday 14 March, 3.30pm to 4.30pm
  • Wednesday 15 March, 9.30am to 10.30am

CAST YOUR VOTE!

Take our quick poll to vote for option 1 'nature feel' or 2 'urban feel'.

SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS:

CONSULTATION PERIOD: 22 February to 9am, 23 March 2023.

Update: Construction is underway on the new playground and is expected to open in March 2024. You can follow the project on Council's website here
Your nearest playgrounds are:


Check out the final plan for the new playground! Click here

Thanks to all who voted for their preferred playground design. 

We had a great response with more than 600 votes! Based on a majority vote, we will commence building an exciting new play space based on the Option 2 concept design in late 2023. You can read the outcomes of the community consultation here.


Randwick City Council is upgrading the playground at Alison Park, Randwick. 

Following consultation with the community last year where we learned more about how you use the park and your ideas for the upgrade, we have come up with two concepts and we need your help to decide which one is the best for Alison Park! 

Both concepts use highly durable equipment, specially designed for Aussie playgrounds to allow kids of all ages to run, jump, climb and slide.

OPTION 1
View Nature feel concept plan and artist impression
Nature feel with all-timber equipment. The feature play tower includes a 3m high climbing net and climbing wall, a 1.5m high slide and a 2.4m high curved slide.


 Urban feel with equipment made from high pressure laminate. The feature play tower includes an incline net, 3m high tube slide and 1.2m high open slide.


The upgrade will also include: 

  • New seating within the fenced playground 
  • Sheltered picnic table and benches outside the playground
  • Garden bed with sandstone block edges
  • Feature tree
  • Updated shade cloth

MEET US AT THE PLAYGROUND
Come chat with us about the concepts at Alison Park:
  • Tuesday 14 March, 3.30pm to 4.30pm
  • Wednesday 15 March, 9.30am to 10.30am

CAST YOUR VOTE!

Take our quick poll to vote for option 1 'nature feel' or 2 'urban feel'.

SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS:

CONSULTATION PERIOD: 22 February to 9am, 23 March 2023.

Make a comment on our concept plans

Share your thoughts on our concept plans. Do you love the nature theme, or is urban more your vibe?

Consultation has concluded.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

Please widen the footpath between the playground and the bench seats along Abbey St - it's a very, very high traffic area of the park. Parents with children and their strollers are constantly walking along that section. The Coogee Boys Preparatory School kids walk along there every day to and from the park - it's a bottleneck. The seats along there are not used because of the constant foot traffic.

LindyS 12 months ago

I like option 2 because it has a monkey bar and big slide. It's so cool (my daughter says)

I think the playground needs to have a good mix of activities for kids of all ages. Water bubblers, bathrooms nearby, seating area all important for families - but so is an engaging space that kids want to play in. If I could add anything, it might be a water play station.

Inna Kiner 12 months ago

Option 1 gets our vote. Would love to see lots to indigenous planting and perhaps some adjacent amenities to cater for families i.e some additional periphery seating and shade

Jf 12 months ago

Hello, glad to see progress on this project and prefer the urban one. Is it possible to have new toilets or upgrade the existing one? It would make such a big difference for gatherings and for in general, otherwise there is no real option but to go to the shops. Please consider, thank you.

Yon about 1 year ago

Concepts look great! I hope we will be getting new water bubblers/ water bottle refill stations as the current one is difficult to use and it’s so important for the kids to stay hydrated in our weather!

Azalea about 1 year ago

I normally prefer more natural play, but don’t feel option one is or looks more natural play. I voted option two as seems to have more equipment, and especially keen to see a toddler play set as this park attracts all ages. If there was room for two trampolines next to each other it would be great. And more swings! Always a queue! And it would be great to have one of those double swings with an adult and child seat together (work really well for big bro little bro as well as parent/child). Wonder if there will still be a sandy area, my kids love taking cars/diggers and playing in the sand…

Rut about 1 year ago

Prefer natural materials but reluctantly voting #2 as my children love monkey bars. Appreciate the investment in this facility (and yes, Snape Park next please!) but quite disappointed at the lack of landscaping and natural surfaces - vast amounts of bright softfall is not appealing

AK about 1 year ago

Great to see these options, but both need to go through another round of design iteration and costing to see how the color scheme can blend better with the environment. Option 1 has better materials but agree with other comments that the tones are really hot making them feel jarring which undoes the “nature” concept. Option 2 has great layout, but I think the materials are really unsuitable for beachside play equipment from an environmental standpoint. Can we see option 1 with the color palate better matched to the coastal location plus some of the preferred equipment from option 2 (ie. swings, shade). A really good example of a successful playground that blends in is the Centennial Park kids play area & Bondi Beach. Good to see this come so far!

Clovelly_Resident about 1 year ago

They both look great, but we prefer the 'Urban feel' option as this will bring families to our neighbourhood and help our local cafes etc. Also children like colour, come on!? This is what we need here in Randwick community. There's a timber playground in Clovelly already.

HelpingRandwick about 1 year ago

I am delighted and happy that our community was able to give our children a space for everyone and the school to have a modern and organized playground thank you to everyone who worked so that our children and those in the community have a great play area!

Brozzy about 1 year ago

I feel the urban option has more for the kids to do. It would be great to include TWO sets of swings as these are ALWAYS popular. The kids also love the in ground trampolines...any chance they can squeeze in two of these?
Its also nice to see option 2 include a toddler play area for the smaller kids! There is not enough of these!

on a diff note: another shade cloth is required in the govett reserve playground. the swings are in direct sun for the hottest part of the day!!

LisaM about 1 year ago

It would be great if one or two of those parent and child together swings could be put in - the ones where the adult can sit and face the child and swing with them instead of having to stand behind and push. Also more swings are never a bad thing - kids are ALWAYS waiting to get on a swing!!

Joey about 1 year ago

I prefer the layout of the urban feel, it has more for the kids to do, I esp like the trampolines. however the colours are not very nice and really jar the eye, I prefer the more natural feel of the nature option.
If I had to specifically pick one of these exact designs, it would be the Nature.

While you're reading this, we also need more fully fenced dog parks. There is only one in our area.

RetaMay about 1 year ago

I can't honest;y vote for either. I'd prefer Option 1 except the bright yellow and orange ground materials are horrible colours. With Option 2 I hate the lime green of the huge slide. The lime green less intrusive on the other items. Use subtler ground colours for Option 1 and it would have my vote.

surfsider about 1 year ago

How much is this costing? Do our rates need to rise to accommodate this project?

cmadgwick about 1 year ago

Hello, thank you for the opportunity to vote on the Alison park playground. We were recently in Symbio Wildlife park and the outdoor area there was amazing. All the kids were obsessed with the mini bouncers that were built into the ground - like little trampolines. They were all having so much fun bouncing and I think there is so much space in Alison Park to include a few of these.

Could you please look at Snape Park playground soon - it’s very outdated but very much loved by all the community.

Thank you for all your great work,
Leanne

Leannecampbell113 about 1 year ago