Playspace Design for DR Atkinson Reserve Reservoir


The playspace at DR Atkinson Reserve in Reservoir is receiving a design upgrade this year and we want your ideas on how to create an amazing, incredible new playspace for the Darebin community!

Share your ideas

Drop in to a Family Fun Day on Saturday 15 December at DR Atkinson Reserve, Reservoir (enter from Argyle Street) between 10am to 2pm.

There will be free refreshments including smoothies that you blend yourself with a bike and courtesy coffee for parents and carers. Children will have a chance to create their dream playground in creative workshops with friendly puppet Philip the Bat. This workshop will run every 15 minutes. There will be circus performances and you can talk to council staff about your vision for DR Atkinson Reserve.

This is a FREE Event. Everyone is welcome to attend. An Auslan Interpreter will be present.

Register Your Attendance Here to claim your families smoothies or coffee on the day (BYO cup or mug encouraged).


Can't make it on the day?

That's okay! Here are ways to share your ideas:

  • Send us a question via email .

  • Submit a question below.

  • Complete the Survey Here (Survey takes 1-2 minutes to complete and closes January 29, 2019).

  • Feedback period closes January 29, 2019.

  • Subscribe on the side of this page to stay informed.

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  • Removal of outdated play equipment.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.



The playspace at DR Atkinson Reserve in Reservoir is receiving a design upgrade this year and we want your ideas on how to create an amazing, incredible new playspace for the Darebin community!

Share your ideas

Drop in to a Family Fun Day on Saturday 15 December at DR Atkinson Reserve, Reservoir (enter from Argyle Street) between 10am to 2pm.

There will be free refreshments including smoothies that you blend yourself with a bike and courtesy coffee for parents and carers. Children will have a chance to create their dream playground in creative workshops with friendly puppet Philip the Bat. This workshop will run every 15 minutes. There will be circus performances and you can talk to council staff about your vision for DR Atkinson Reserve.

This is a FREE Event. Everyone is welcome to attend. An Auslan Interpreter will be present.

Register Your Attendance Here to claim your families smoothies or coffee on the day (BYO cup or mug encouraged).


Can't make it on the day?

That's okay! Here are ways to share your ideas:

  • Send us a question via email .

  • Submit a question below.

  • Complete the Survey Here (Survey takes 1-2 minutes to complete and closes January 29, 2019).

  • Feedback period closes January 29, 2019.

  • Subscribe on the side of this page to stay informed.

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.