Harleston Park — Open space and play space upgrade
Harleston Park is a wonderful open space that provides a mixture of well-established trees, grassed lawn areas and a play space.
The current playground area and park infrastructure requires replacement and will soon be redeveloped with a new contemporary space for the community. The design for this upgrade has been developed for new play and activity spaces which complement the existing natural water play area and introduces new sensory elements and a range of play areas.
This includes reconfiguring the playground and incorporating nature based play, such as timber cubby houses, scrambling rocks, challenging logger steps, a sensory maze and a giant sand pit. Native plantings will also be included throughout the play space and an acorn cubby house will pay tribute to the Pin Oaks that grace the site. And, of course, an updated version of the existing ‘big slide’ will be installed.
A new ball sport area with a basketball ring will also be installed, a new addition to the park, the public toilets will be upgraded and a secondary shelter and barbecue area with seating will also be constructed.
This upgrade aligns with Council’s Open Space Strategy in ensuring that the park is meeting the local community needs as the population changes.