Council is looking to upgrade the River Park playground located of Arista Way in Ermington, and we want your help in deciding the new playground equipment that should be included.

Located in close proximity, Halvorsen Park and George Kendall Riverside Park also provide the local community with other playground options.

To create a point of difference for the playground at River Park, a learn to ride theme has been proposed. An emphasis on sliding, spinning and rocking elements has also been identified to further differentiate from nearby playgrounds.

The current playground at River Park is surrounded by existing shade trees which Council is looking to retain. Given the site constraints, including the road on the northern side and existing cycleway on the southern side, the upgraded playground will be built in the same location.

The proposed upgrade will also include:

  • A new playground access path
  • Replacement of the rubber softfall
  • Replacement of the fully enclosed fence (retaining two entry/exit points)
  • Retention of the existing playground bin
  • Replacement of the two existing benches with new benches with backrests

Have Your Say!

In February 2021, Council sought community feedback on a preferred choice for the upgraded play equipment at River Park.

We are currently reviewing all feedback received and will report back to you on what we heard and next steps via this page.

Frequently Asked Questions

No shade sails are planned for this playground as there is plenty of natural shade that already provides a good level of protection from the sun.

The existing fencing will be replaced with two entry/exit points retained.

The playground upgrade will not require the removal of any trees.

No water play is planned for this playground as it is only to be installed in specially considered locations and is too expensive to install and maintain under a Local Playground budget.

No trampolines or flying foxes are planned for this playground as these items are too expensive to be funded under a Local Playground budget.

Outdoor exercise equipment is not designed for children and cannot be included in playgrounds. The budget has been specifically allocated to upgrade the playground and does not allow for additional items in the park.

Yes, the playground will include two new seats with backrests.

The existing bin will be retained. There are no plans for the addition of a bubbler.

The play surface around the play equipment will be made from a coloured porous rubber.