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.
The following playgrounds have additional equipment accessible for children with disability. These include:
- Marie Wallace Bayswater Park playground, King Street, Bayswater
- Wally Tew Reserve playground behind Ferntree Gully Community Arts Centre, Burwood Highway, Ferntree Gully
- Stud Park Playground, Rowville Community Centre, Fulham Road, Rowville
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:
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.
Contact us and we will come back to you.
Or call our Customer Service team on 9298 8000.