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.

Share your feedback to help design a new playground at JJ Holland Park by 20 April 2018.

We are interested to hear how the playground is used now and how it could be used in the future. Complete the survey below to have your say.

You can also attend an information session to discuss your ideas with us in person at two information sessions at the playground on:

  • Thursday 5 April 2018, 9am – 10am
  • Monday 9 April 2018, 2.30pm – 4pm

Your feedback will be used to inform a draft Concept Plan for the new playground, which will be released for comment later in the year.


Have your say

Tell us how you use JJ Holland Park playground and how it could be used in the future. Submissions have closed

What is your age group?

The survey form is now closed. Thanks for your contributions.


Children playing in playground

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