Stud Park playground in Rowville is one of our most popular playgrounds. It is enjoyed by the community daily.

Thank you to all participants who provided feedback on the renewal of the playground and helped to shape the new playspace.

You told us that you'd like:

  • play equipment for all ages and abilities
  • a big slide, swings, bridge, climbing nets and monkey bars
  • an in-ground trampoline
  • more seating, picnic tables, shelter and a shade cover
  • better visibility through the playground
  • a natural look
  • edges and surfaces to be safe.

Using your ideas, we have developed a detailed concept design. Please tell us if we’ve got it right.

Please fill out the online survey below by Thursday 18 August 2022.

You can also come along to a pop up session (details below).

Project details

The proposed design concept is farmyard themed, reflecting the farming heritage of the Rowville area.

Some of the key features of the new playground include a a large pioneer style farm structure with a lot of play value, a windmill tower, an accessible tractor for children to climb, a sandpit with water play and multiple interactive play elements.

The new playground will be fully fenced and have access gates in two locations.

Additional picnic seating is included in several areas of the playground as well as picnic shelters.

We are dedicated to creating a playspace where all children can play. This means everyone, no matter their ability, age, cultural and social background, can play together side-by-side. It means parents, grandparents and carers feel welcome too.

Following the motto of 'Can I get there?' 'Can I play?' and 'Can I stay?' the design reflects these considerations. It ensures that the playground is accessible for the whole journey including arriving at the carpark, accessing play equipment and using public facilities.

The design endeavors to include wheelchair-accessible ramps to as many parts of the new playground as possible.

Also included will be a PODD communication board to identify playground elements with images for children who struggle to express themselves verbally.

Each playground area will have a guide to the type of play including: motion play, imagination play, sensory play and social play.

The detailed concept was developed using feedback from extensive community consultation during the 2nd stage of consultation in October 2021, this included a total of 283 comments between the Knox Have Your Say webpage and social media platforms.

We have teamed up with consultants ACLA to create a highly original and magical detailed concept that has been revised based on feedback received during the Have your say on the concept phase.

Consultation on the draft concept closed Friday 3 December 2021. The Consultation Report can be accessed and downloaded from the Document Library below.

Playground concept

Welcome to The Farm at Stud Park playground.

The proposed playground design creates an engaging playspace for all ages and abilities.

Each section has fun spaces for different styles of play.

How to explore the map

  • Click on the coloured icons on the map below to see images and details of features of the new playground.
  • You can also view a full sized version of the map by clicking the arrows in the right hand corner.

Share your thoughts

To share feedback, you can attend an in-person session, complete an online survey, or send us an email.

Attend a pop up session

  • Friday 5 August, 2.30 pm to 4 pm at Stud Park Playground, 40 Fulham Road, Rowville
  • Saturday 6 August, 9.30 am to 11 am at Stud Park Playground, 40 Fulham Road, Rowville
  • Saturday 6 August, 12 pm to 1.30 pm at Wellington Shopping Village, 1100 Wellington Road, Rowville.

Complete the online form

  • complete the online form below by Thursday 18 August 2022.

Email or mail your feedback to us

  • Email: openspace@knox.vic.gov.au
  • Mail: Stud Park Play Space, Open Space Department, Knox City Council, Reply Paid 70243, WANTIRNA SOUTH VIC 3152
  • Please share your feedback with us by Thursday 18 August 2022.

Timeline

  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Share memories

    Share your favourite moments at the playground.

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Gather ideas

    Let us know what would you like to see in the playground.

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    Form the concept

    We collate your ideas and prepare a concept.

  • Timeline item 4 - complete

    Have your say on the concept

    Comment on the concept, prioritise your ideas and fill in the gaps.

  • Timeline item 5 - complete

    Prepare a detailed concept

    We prepare the detailed concept based on your feedback.

  • Timeline item 6 - active

    Have your say on the detailed concept

    Provide your feedback on the detailed concept.

  • Timeline item 7 - incomplete

    Prepare final design and documentation

    Based on recent feedback, we will refine some elements before preparing the final plans.

  • Timeline item 8 - incomplete

    Tender for a contractor

    Council will tender for a contractor to build the new playground.

  • Timeline item 9 - incomplete

    Build the playground

    We will bring your vision to life.

Contact us

If you have a question or want to find out more about this project, please contact us:

Name Open Space and Landscape Design Team
Phone 03 9298 8781
Email openspace@knox.vic.gov.au