Stage two of the Carlson Reserve project is revitalising the land freed up by the demolition of the old scout hall as a landscaped forecourt area which will provide additional family social recreation opportunities.

Monash Council has been successful in securing $300,000 funding from the Victorian Government’s Parks Revitalisation Grants Program for Carlson Reserve Park Revitalisation.

Estimated cost: $300,000.

Concept plan

The landscape forecourt design concept proposes a flexible space serving as a place to meet and socialise, as well as supporting key pedestrian movements through the reserve.

It will provide an extension to the playspace with additional opportunities for recreation and an important link to the adjacent multi-sport courts and sports pavilion.

The scope includes new paved areas, reconfigured parking spaces, new trees and understorey planting, new furniture and informal recreation elements (ping pong table and chess tables).