Bayside’s first dedicated all abilities, all ages playground

For more information on this project:
Bianca Joseph,
Media & Publications Officer
Bayside City Council
E: bjoseph@bayside.vic.gov.au
W: www.bendigo.vic.gov.au

A state-of-the-art $3million playground dedicated to all abilities and all ages playground has been built by Bayside City Council.

The playground, on Thomas Street, Hampton is designed as a village to be explored with a range of physical play experiences complemented by exploratory and imaginative play elements.

Features include: a splash play area with water spitting dragons, wheelchair trampolines, an accessible jousting inspired flying fox for two, a parkour course with balancing bridge and even a DJ booth.

A photograph of Thomas Street Playground

Ringed with a 500m walking track around the Thomas Street Reserve to encourage people to be active, the playground also features a seniors exercise area with equipment for older adults to work on their balance, coordination and fitness.

The centrepiece of the playground is a timber castle, a nostalgic nod to the former wooden structure that sat on the site.

The playground is also home to Bayside’s second Changing Places facility, to support visitors with more complex needs.

The new playground delivers opportunities for children of all abilities to swing, bounce, slide and splash together.

Location: Thomas Street South Reserve, Hampton, 3188