Update - November 2022
City of Casey is endeavouring to deliver a new district level playground at Banjo Paterson Reserve.
Due to the unprecedented heavy rainfall in Victoria, the site condition has become extremely challenging for construction.
We expect the construction period will be extended to March 2023 (Subject to weather conditions). During this time, the existing sand pit and the swing set will remain open to the public. The rest of the playground will be fenced off.
The three nearest available parks in Lynbrook for you to enjoy during the construction period are: Mackellar Park Playground, Aylmer Road Playground, and Tower Hill Park Playground.
We thank you for your patience and understanding as we deliver this important playground renewal project.
The City of Casey's Playground Strategy identifies sites within the municipality for the installation of new playgrounds. New district and local level playgrounds are funded by the Capital Works Program and are delivered within the financial year. The works will include a playground renewal program which is compliant with Australian Standards.
The concept for this central boardwalk playground which forms an important part of the overall masterplan for the Banjo Paterson Reserve playground project embraces the beautifully established woodland that currently surrounds the parklands.
The elevated timber boardwalk takes people of all abilities on a journey through the trees, starting at the sand play zone and ending high in the tree canopy, with views across the parklands to Banjo Paterson Lake.
The boardwalk is dotted with sensory play elements along the journey, with multiple opportunities for ways up and onto the structure via ladders, ropes and steps.
The underside of the boardwalk provides accessible shop play and cubby, with path connections allowing movement in and around the playground that harness all the opportunities for fun to be had.
The landscape surrounding the boardwalk is just as enticing, with a journey around the structure that is dotted with balancing challenges, a low-level viewing deck for listening to nearby frogs and a sand play zone that is beautifully framed by large rocks for seating and play.
Access around the site has also been enhanced with additional paths connecting to the local neighbourhood and the lake loop walk.
The playground is framed by native plantings that enhance the natural environment, attract local bird life and promote pollinators which will help enrich the environment for years to come.