Playgrounds in Metropolitan Parks

This report is concerned with the findings of an internal review of the playgrounds in the Metropolitan Parks. This review, which has taken place over 1985, has involved extensive discussions with both head office and field staff of Metropolitan Parks as well as external groups including the Playgrounds and Recreation Association of Victoria and the Department of Sport and Recreation.

The purpose of this report is to provide a framework and guidelines for improvements to the existing playgrounds and the development of new play opportunities throughout all Parks.

The report deals with both informal play opportunities and the formalised equipment based playgrounds. Both are considered important, however, more detail has been given to the playgrounds due to the design and cost implications.

The report is concerned with play opportunities for people of all ages with particular attention given to opportunities for young children.



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Copyright Owner: State of Victoria


Hornidge, Peter (Author)


Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works: 1986