The Broadford community is enjoying new play spaces and outdoor fitness equipment after the completion of the Activation of Broadford Parks and Play Spaces Project.
Council received $720,000 from the Victorian Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund for a renewed play space at Memorial Park near the post office and a new outdoor fitness equipment pod at Donaldson Drive Reserve that was completed in 2021 and a new play space at Wattle Street Reserve that was completed this year.
The Memorial Park playground features a large structure with climbing and balancing challenges, multi-level platforms, two slides, a four-way rocker and triple swing. The upgrade also included a shade sail, seating, a picnic table and fencing.
The outdoor fitness equipment pod at Donaldson Drive Reserve is a large pod located away from the existing play equipment. It includes body dips, leg raises, chest press, aerobic cycle, leg press and elliptical trainer. The equipment is available for all to use, across the life stages, it is inclusive and features rubber under surfacing.
The new nature play space at Wattle Street Reserve features a large multipurpose structure with climbing and balancing challenges, multi-level platforms, two slides, a cantilever swing, a triple swing, connecting pathways, picnic seating and other nature play elements.