Now Open: Newly upgraded Point Ormond Playground

City of Port Phillip
The Point Ormond Playground is fully accessible and open to the public.

The newly upgraded Point Ormond Playground at Point Ormond Reserve, Elwood is now fully accessible and open to the public, thanks to its redevelopment through the Australian Government Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) program.

The Australian Government awarded more than $3.4 million across eight projects under this program to help us deliver improved community infrastructure and to support local jobs. With the program’s support, several improvements have been delivered, with the latest being the Point Ormond Playground upgrade.

The playground’s condition had been declining so its redevelopment ensures that it meets Australian standards while enhancing play and amenities in the area.

Through community consultation and feedback, its design responds to its special location, includes water play, musical play, and a reduced number of concrete paths.

The new Point Ormond Playground now caters to all ages and abilities, with new accessible play equipment – including Beacon-style play structures and a wheelchair accessible carousel, BBQ areas, a picnic shelter, more trees, and an improved path network linking the playground to the Bay Trail and Beacon Hill Lookout.

While the playground and picnic areas are open, the BBQs in both locations are currently not operational due to interrupted electrical supply. The closest operational BBQ facilities can be found at Marina Reserve, St Kilda and Elwood Park. More details on the upgrades can be found here: https://www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/point-ormond-playground

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