Springthorpe Playspace Design


About this project

We are preparing concept designs for how the playspace at The Village Common Springthorpe could be improved in the future.

This is part of the City of Darebin’s commitment to improve parks and reserves for the community to enjoy, and as identified in the Playspace Strategy (2010-20).

Some recommendations for the playspace improvements include:

  • Minor improvements to the existing playspace area.
  • New accessible swings for all ages and all abilities.
  • Inclusion of natural play materials.
  • An increase in the number of canopy tree plantings.
  • Outdoor green gym and exercise equipment.


Location of Playspace

Springthorpe Playspace is located in Macleod, at the corner of Springthorpe Boulevard and Grand Avenue.


What has happened so far?

Council provided an online survey during March 2019 and a drop-in session at the Springthorpe Playspace on Saturday 16 March. Thank you to all of the community members, families and children who shared their ideas about the playspace upgrade.

The community feedback is now being compiled and considered in preparation of a draft concept design. Council will release the concept design for further community input in the coming months.


About this project

We are preparing concept designs for how the playspace at The Village Common Springthorpe could be improved in the future.

This is part of the City of Darebin’s commitment to improve parks and reserves for the community to enjoy, and as identified in the Playspace Strategy (2010-20).

Some recommendations for the playspace improvements include:

  • Minor improvements to the existing playspace area.
  • New accessible swings for all ages and all abilities.
  • Inclusion of natural play materials.
  • An increase in the number of canopy tree plantings.
  • Outdoor green gym and exercise equipment.


Location of Playspace

Springthorpe Playspace is located in Macleod, at the corner of Springthorpe Boulevard and Grand Avenue.


What has happened so far?

Council provided an online survey during March 2019 and a drop-in session at the Springthorpe Playspace on Saturday 16 March. Thank you to all of the community members, families and children who shared their ideas about the playspace upgrade.

The community feedback is now being compiled and considered in preparation of a draft concept design. Council will release the concept design for further community input in the coming months.

  • Thank you for your involvement so far

    8 months ago

    Thank you to everyone who has submitted ideas for the playspace design. Council is compiling all of the ideas received, in preparation of a draft concept plan. The concept will be shared for community feedback in April/May.

    Thank you to everyone who has submitted ideas for the playspace design. Council is compiling all of the ideas received, in preparation of a draft concept plan. The concept will be shared for community feedback in April/May.

  • Drop In Session

    9 months ago

    Come down to the Springthorpe playspace on Saturday 16 March 10am-12pm and share your ideas about the playspace with Council's landscape architects. There will be free coffee and hot chocolates (BYO keep cup encouraged) available on the day!

    Come down to the Springthorpe playspace on Saturday 16 March 10am-12pm and share your ideas about the playspace with Council's landscape architects. There will be free coffee and hot chocolates (BYO keep cup encouraged) available on the day!