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Playgrounds in Knox

There are over 200 playgrounds in parks and reserves in Knox catering for children of all ages and abilities.

About our playgrounds

There are many excellent playgrounds in Knox.

They are large enough to entertain kids of all ages and have a variety of things to do and places to play.

Your local playground

To find your local playground, see the Google map below.

Accessible playgrounds

The following playgrounds have additional equipment accessible for children with disability. These include:

Public toilets

From August 2021, new public toilets will be available at 4 locations:

  • Tormore Reserve, Tormore Road, Boronia
  • Scoresby Recreation Reserve, 4 Gretel Court, Scoresby
  • Talaskia Reserve, 20 Talaskia Road, Upper Ferntree Gully
  • Templeton Reserve, 43-63 Templeton Street, Wantirna

The new restrooms are located close to playgrounds for easy access.

View more information on new public toilets in Knox reserves.

Planning and managing our playgrounds

To guide us in the planning, design and management of our playspaces and playgrounds, we have prepared the Knox Play Space Plan.

See the Knox Play Space Plan 2013-2023

Improving our playgrounds

We upgrade selected playgrounds on an annual basis as part of our Asset Management Program.

Our upgrade works aim to:

  • increase visibility
  • improve park amenities
  • encourage nature based play.

The playgrounds that are planned for renewal in 2020 include:

Inchcape Reserve, Wantirna

Upgrade includes:

  • new shelter with picnic table
  • new double swing
  • new combination play unit
  • new fence to road frontage
  • nature play with sensory play
  • new low shrubs and tree planting.

See the playscape concept design for Inchcape Reserve.

Juniper Reserve, Wantirna

Upgrade work includes:

  • pruning of existing vegetation to provide clear sight lines
  • new low shrubs and tree planting
  • new picnic tables and bench seat
  • new combination unit with two slides
  • new swing set with basket swing
  • new lawn area.

See the playspace concept design for Juniper Reserve.

Summer safety in our playgrounds

Here are some key tips for safe play in our parks and playgrounds during the summer months.

  • Download Cancer Council Australia’s Sun Smart App.
  • Check UV levels before heading out to the park. UV protection is recommended for 3+ levels.
  • Test playground equipment temperature (especially slide surfaces) before your child starts playing.
  • Keep hydrated. Drink plenty of water or eat food containing water, such as fruit.
  • Don’t forget the 5S’s of summer.
    • Slip on clothes that cover arms and legs.
    • Slop on sunscreen (SPF50+).
    • Slap on a hat.
    • Seek shade.
    • Slide on your sunglasses.
  • Avoid the middle of the day (10am – 3pm) when the sun is at its peak strength.
  • Reduce the risk of stings and bites by wearing shoes and light coloured clothes.
  • Choose parks with shady trees or shelter.
  • BYO shade, such as a pop-up shelter or umbrella.

Need help?

Contact us and we will come back to you.

Or call our Customer Service team on 9298 8000.

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