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Playgrounds in Knox

Did you know that there are over 200 playgrounds in Knox? Our playgrounds cater for children of all ages and abilities.

To find a local playground, you can view our Google map showing the location of all Knox playgrounds, or you can view our playgrounds listed by suburb below.

Knox's Playspace Renewal Program 2019/20

As part of Council's annual playground renewal program, Juniper and Inchcape Reserves in Wantirna will be upgraded with new equipment for all age groups.

The upgrade works will aim to increase visibility, improve park amenities and encourage nature based play.
To view the concept plans download the flyers at the bottom of the page.

Knox Play Space Plan (2013-2023)

Knox Council is responsible for the management of over 200 play spaces in parks and reserves. Council's role includes planning, designing and managing these spaces. To guide Council the Knox Play Space Plan (2013-2023) has been prepared that:

  • reflects Council’s approach to children’s play;
  • analyses issues of play space access, supply and demand;
  • documents design principles to guide future play space provision; and
  • assesses the suitability of all play spaces in Knox based on the findings of the Plan.

Importantly, the Plan identifies that the notion of children’s play provision has evolved significantly in recent years. As such consideration in the Plan is given to:

  • access to more natural play opportunities within play spaces;
  • provision of more open ended play opportunities;
  • increased access for children and carers of all abilities in play spaces;
  • consideration of older carers, such as grandparents; and
  • provision of play spaces that appeal to a broader range of age groups.

The Knox Play Space Plan is aligned with the Playground Asset Management Plan, and the Knox Open Space Plan. This enables Council to ensure that investment in play spaces is appropriate to local needs and reflects the character of a local reserve.

Download the Knox Play Space Plan 2013-2023

Accessible Playgrounds in Knox

  • Bayswater Park Playground, King Street, Bayswater.
  • Ferntree Gully Playground, Ferntree Gully Community Centre, Burwood Highway, Ferntree Gully.
  • Stud Park Playground, Rowville Community Centre, Fulham Road, Rowville.
  • Wally Tew Playground, Ferntree Gully.

Popular Playgrounds in Knox

  • Corbert Reserve, Ferntree Gully
  • Eildon Parade Reserve, Eildon Parade, Rowville
  • Fairpark Reserve, Cnr Manuka Drive & Scoresby Road, Boronia
  • Guy Turner Reserve, Bayswater
  • Hillside Reserve, Rowville
  • Liberty Avenue Reserve, Liberty Avenue, Rowville
  • Peregrine Reserve Playground, Dandelion Drive, Rowville
  • Templeton Reserve Playground, Templeton Street, Wantirna
  • The Basin Triangle Playground, Mountain Highway, The Basin
  • The Tim Neville Arboretum, Dorset Road, Boronia
  • Wally Tew Reserve, Ferntree Gully
  • Wicks Reserve, Basin-Olinda Road, The Basin

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Playground Upgrades

As part of Council's Asset Management Program, selected playgrounds are renewed on an annual basis (subject to Council's budget process). See which playgrounds are being renewed this year.

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