Playspaces are more than places for children to play; they are meeting places for parents and caregivers, encouraging community interaction and providing children with opportunities for social and physical development.
Council is committed to providing playgrounds that are challenging, safe and fun for children of all ages and levels of ability. Our current nine playspaces are situated throughout the city and provide a wide range and level of play experiences.
Open Space is recognised as an important component of the urban environment, providing opportunities for recreation and leisure.
Council has completed a review of its play opportunities for children within Devonport. This review included an assessment of existing playgrounds, a review of best practice in Local Government and consultation with stakeholders including children, Children & Family Services and parents and caregivers.
The outcome has resulted in a management plan and upgrade program for playspaces throughout the City. New developments will include Maidstone Park, Jacaranda/Jasmine Place, Madden Street and Pioneer Park, pending community consultation. Upgrade and enhancement of existing facilities are as per Council's Playspace Service Level.
At the June 2008 Council Meeting, the Neighbourhood Play Space Master Plans 2008 were adopted. This Master Plan details the future direction for open spaces which contain a structured play space. To view the Master Plan, please click on the link below:
Council will endeavour to provide fun and stimulating Playspaces for the community to engage in, foster growth and development in children. Council will also promote active involvement of the community through their development and future use which will be enjoyed by all for generations to come.
Click here for more information about Devonport Playspaces.