26 September 2023

Playground plans for Kaleen and Lyons

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Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS) are calling for feedback on preliminary designs for playing in upgraded spaces in Kaleen and Lyons.

Launching the designs and two surveys, the TCCS Directorate said the community had been invited to have their say on play equipment, elements, and amenities in the preliminary designs for Wakool Circuit play space in Kaleen and the Lyons Oval play space until 27 June.

“The Wakool Circuit Playground in Kaleen has a unique theme which revolves around the freshwater ecosystem,” City Services said

“This stems from the nearby stormwater and old creek system.”

It said the water theme was highlighted by a new frog sculpture; a dragonfly shaped timber seat; bubbles and lily pads painted or stamped on to the concrete path; a river boat captain’s steering wheel added to the existing combination unit; and artwork added to the shade sail posts.

City Services said that following earlier feedback, the Wakool Circuit Playground would feature a new shade sail over large climbing net; shelter and picnic table; new seating and shade trees; concrete path and rubber softfall to the accessible spinner; nature play elements; new equipment suitable for toddlers and smaller children; and new landscaping and plantings.

“The relocated playground on the Lyons Oval has a unique theme which revolves around the forest ecosystem,” the Directorate said.

“The forest theme will create a playful and colourful play space which references autumn foliage colour of the surrounding tree plantings of Pistacia, Prunus and Fraxinus.

“The play space is adjacent to a recently planted row of deciduous trees, the theme will be developed through additional tree plantings to create a vibrant mini forest.”

It said the Lyons Oval play space would be relocated closer to the shops, near the underpass on Launceston Street, and would include furniture and shade sail.

City Services said a new combination unit fort with slides and climbing elements would also be included, along with shade trees and other deciduous plantings and trees, nature play elements and accessible nest swing and painted games.

The preliminary design for Wakool Circuit play space can be accessed at this PS News link and Lyons Oval at this link.

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