Hosken Reserve, Coburg North - Park upgrade

Background

As part of Council's yearly playground renewal program in 2018-19 financial year, the playground at Hosken Reserve will have old equipment removed and a new playground constructed slightly east of its current location, to take advantage of the shade from existing mature trees.

The concept

This proposed playground upgrade incorporates a blend of contemporary play equipment (some pieces of which are new to Australia), garden beds and recycled materials through the use of locally sourced bluestone paving, bluestone pitchers, rocks and logs for balancing, standing and sitting.

The bluestone elements have been removed from other local sites and are being repurposed or recycled in this space as a reference to the local geology and history.

A new path connecting the existing path around the oval to the playground will allow easier access for prams and pedestrians, with the possibility of connecting the path through to Pallett Street in the future as funds allow.

New plantings of both exotic and native species, will provide further summer shade and winter sun into this play space as well as seasonal colour.

In summary, the new playground includes:

  • New play equipment
  • New path
  • New seating
  • New picnic table
  • New garden beds
  • More mhade
  • Using recycled, local materials
  • Natural materials as play features

The Hosken Reserve Concept Plan (PDF 489Kb) is subject to budget provision and any feedback received.

Give your feedback

Submissions on the Concept Plan closed at 5 pm on Friday 26 October 2018.

Further information

Contact Wendy Skala, Landscape Architect at Moreland City Council on 9240 1111 or email Council Open Space.

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