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 recently provided feedback on the proposed renewal of the playground and helped to generate ideas for the new playspace. A summary of the community engagement is now available via the link below.

Next Steps

Based on the feedback received, we will refine some design elements before preparing the final plans. We will then commence the public tender process to appoint a contractor.

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.

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 - complete

    Have your say on the detailed concept

    Provide your feedback on the detailed concept.

  • Timeline item 7 - active

    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