Joyce Park consultation

Community consultation has been completed with feedback being incorporated into the final design.

A plan to develop an informal active sports area at Joyce Park was recently approved by Council. The project will be implemented following the upgrade to the Bowls club main green.

The new open space area will be created by the inclusion of the eastern bowling green — previously part of the Glen Eira McKinnon Bowls Club.

Previous consultation indicated strong support for the land to be returned as additional public open space with unstructured active play opportunities. The two concept plans evolve these ideas further with a Passive Garden option and an Informal Hardcourt option.

  • Passive Garden option — will focus on plantings and softly mounded grassed areas, anchored by a social seating area with curved timber seating, informal seating walls and a central shelter. The plantings would have a focus on creating colour and interest.
  • Informal Hardcourt option — a multipurpose, half-court space with a range of sporting activities for unstructured casual play, including soccer goals; half-court basketball; netball; and a hit-up wall. It’s envisaged this will be similar to the type of recent installations at Packer Park and King George Reserve. Surrounding seating; shelter; pathways; and plantings will support and enhance the area. Plantings around the Bowls Club fence will provide screening and separation.

For further information, contact Council’s Recreation and Open Space Department on 9524 3333.

Informal Hardcourt option

oyce Park New Open Space Informal Hardcourt Montage