Playspace Design for DR Atkinson Reserve Reservoir


Thank you to everyone who shared thoughts and feedback on how to improve the playspace at DR Atkinson Reserve, Reservoir. The feedback period for this project has now closed and Council is reviewing all of the community input and requests which will be used to inform the design development of the playspace upgrade.

The playspace at DR Atkinson Reserve in Reservoir is receiving a major design upgrade this year as part of the Darebin City Council's commitment to improve your parks and playspace, and in accordance with the City of Darebin Playspace Strategy (2010-20). This project is currently in the design development stages and a concept will be released to the community for comments in May 2019.


What Has Happened So Far?

On Saturday 15 December, Council held a family fun day at DR Atkinson Reserve to kick-start the conversation with the community about how to improve this playspace. Thank you to all of the families and community members who attended the fun day day and contributed thoughts and ideas for this playspace. Over 170 people attend ed on the day and Council gained incredible responses from the community and brilliant drawings from local children for this playspace upgrade. We hope you had a wonderful time enjoying the creative workshop with Philip the Bat, the circus performances and courtesy bike and blend smoothies. All of the feedback received on the day will be reviewed to inform the design development of this project.

Photo Gallery of the Family Fun Day is Available here.

An online survey was also available from the date of 15 December-2018 to 29 January-2019 for the community to provide their feedback and ideas for park and playspace improvements.


What Happens Next?

The consultation period has now concluded and Council will review all of the feedback and prepare a concept design for the community. The design will be released to the community for comment in May 2019.


About this Project

Council is upgrading the DR Atkinson Reserve playspace as part of the Darebin Playspace Strategy 2010-2020 and Council's commitment to improving six playgrounds a year. The design will be undertaken this year and construction will commence the following year, subject to funding approval.

The upgrade will include the following possible improvements:

  • Upgrade play equipment and provide a range of play activities for all ages.

  • Incorporate play activities and themes requested by the community and local children .

  • New furniture, tree planting for shading and amenity as well as other soft landscaping.

  • Removal of outdated play equipment.


Location of Playspace

DR Atkinson Reserve is located in east Reservoir and can be accessed from Argyle Street and Atkinson Place. The Reserve includes the playspace near to Argyle Street which will be expanded significantly as part of this upgrade. There is also a sports field and pavilion used by Grid Iron teams.



Thank you to everyone who shared thoughts and feedback on how to improve the playspace at DR Atkinson Reserve, Reservoir. The feedback period for this project has now closed and Council is reviewing all of the community input and requests which will be used to inform the design development of the playspace upgrade.

The playspace at DR Atkinson Reserve in Reservoir is receiving a major design upgrade this year as part of the Darebin City Council's commitment to improve your parks and playspace, and in accordance with the City of Darebin Playspace Strategy (2010-20). This project is currently in the design development stages and a concept will be released to the community for comments in May 2019.


What Has Happened So Far?

On Saturday 15 December, Council held a family fun day at DR Atkinson Reserve to kick-start the conversation with the community about how to improve this playspace. Thank you to all of the families and community members who attended the fun day day and contributed thoughts and ideas for this playspace. Over 170 people attend ed on the day and Council gained incredible responses from the community and brilliant drawings from local children for this playspace upgrade. We hope you had a wonderful time enjoying the creative workshop with Philip the Bat, the circus performances and courtesy bike and blend smoothies. All of the feedback received on the day will be reviewed to inform the design development of this project.

Photo Gallery of the Family Fun Day is Available here.

An online survey was also available from the date of 15 December-2018 to 29 January-2019 for the community to provide their feedback and ideas for park and playspace improvements.


What Happens Next?

The consultation period has now concluded and Council will review all of the feedback and prepare a concept design for the community. The design will be released to the community for comment in May 2019.


About this Project

Council is upgrading the DR Atkinson Reserve playspace as part of the Darebin Playspace Strategy 2010-2020 and Council's commitment to improving six playgrounds a year. The design will be undertaken this year and construction will commence the following year, subject to funding approval.

The upgrade will include the following possible improvements:

  • Upgrade play equipment and provide a range of play activities for all ages.

  • Incorporate play activities and themes requested by the community and local children .

  • New furniture, tree planting for shading and amenity as well as other soft landscaping.

  • Removal of outdated play equipment.


Location of Playspace

DR Atkinson Reserve is located in east Reservoir and can be accessed from Argyle Street and Atkinson Place. The Reserve includes the playspace near to Argyle Street which will be expanded significantly as part of this upgrade. There is also a sports field and pavilion used by Grid Iron teams.