Update - November 2022
City of Casey is endeavouring to deliver a new district level playground at Merinda Park Reserve.
Due to the unprecedented heavy rainfall in Victoria, the site conditions 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 entire Merinda Playground Precinct will be fenced off.
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 the Merinda Park renewal brings the activity to the fore, creating a multi-generational space catering for all ages of participation.
Complimenting the energy of the existing skate facility, the playground features a 20-meter flying fox, giant nest swing, balance and lateral climbing totems and a junior play tower surrounding the feature circular plush multi-use lawn that addresses the existing shelter.
Throughout the design natural rocks and logs are utilised as seating alternatives and reflective spaces whilst also provide informal opportunities for balance play and exploration. Mass plantings of low-level shrubs and flaxes are used to create rooms with in the play space as well as control access and movement to ensure safety for all.