Project update

We're upgrading the playspace at Orchard Street Reserve in Glen Waverley.

In 2023, 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.

The project will now progress to the tender phase and we anticipate construction will take place in the 2024/25 financial year.

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Orchard Street Reserve playspace draft concept plan

Orchard Street 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

Orchard Street Reserve playspace is classified as 'local', 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