The City of Melbourne is creating a new playground that will provide for the play needs of children aged zero to 12.

The playground at JJ Holland Park is a large neighbourhood and regional play space that is a popular and well used by children and families in Kensington. Now due to be upgraded, the renewal of the space provides an opportunity to improve the design and capacity.

We are looking to:

  • Improve paths and gathering spaces around the play space
  • Upgrade seating, barbecue and picnic provision
  • Upgrade the basketball half–court.

The renewal will help meet a broader range of play and social needs.

We have gathered insights into how the playground is used through landscape site analysis and play equipment assessments. This has suggested children aged zero to 12 enjoy sliding, swinging and spinning.

The feedback and the research collected will guide the development of the area.

Children playing in playground

Images: Pauline Gandel Children’s Gallery, Melbourne Museum and Tiny Empire Collective.