Project update

In 2023, we consulted with the local community on an upgrade to the playspace at Argyle Reserve in Hughesdale.

We asked what you would like to see in this new playspace and incorporated some of these ideas into an exciting draft concept design, which we then sought feedback on.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to provide feedback.

What happens next

The upgrade to Argyle Reserve playspace is currently on hold pending funding approval in a future Council budget.

We understand that the delay is disappointing, however we would like to acknowledge and thank those who took part in our design consultation in 2023.

Your input and feedback have informed the concept designs, and we hope to deliver these upgrades in the future.

To stay informed about this project, please check back for updates to this page.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Read the Feedback Summary Report

Argyle Reserve playspace draft concept plan

Argyle Reserve draft concept plan

Download a PDF of the draft concept plan from the document library or click the image above.

Please note that images of play elements are indicative rather than a precise specification. Some proposed play elements may change subject to budget.

Design guidelines

Argyle Reserve is classified as 'local' playspace, which means it caters for residents within 500 metres and is guided by the following:

  • Combination of 5 to 8 items of play equipment for younger age groups up to primary school age
  • Equipment designs that offer high-level of play opportunity are preferred over aesthetic theming
  • Value adding, e.g. logs than can be used as garden edging, casual seating and for balance play
  • It should complement play provision in nearby playspaces
  • Nature-based play, typically rocks, logs and plantings (sand and water play are limited to Regional or District playspaces due to high maintenance levels)
  • Facilitate opportunities for social interaction
  • Inclusive designs and wheelchair accessible path system
  • Something that contributes to a unique local identity (Playspace Design Principles & Considerations)

Click here to see an example of a local-level playspace