Upgrade Mutton Reserve Playground - Fawkner
Mutton Reserve Playground is extensively used by the Fawkner and neighbouring communities as a recreational meeting place, and by families attending sporting activities/events at Mutton Reserve. It is possibly the most congested Adventure Playground in Fawkner, Melbourne.
Teaming with children from 6pm till about 9pm in dry weather, many parents - particularly mothers of various ethnic communities - unite for respite, exercise and to socialise.
The playground does not meet user capacity, with up to 40 people attending the space in good weather. Children and adults spill over into the oval or congregate onthe grass for lack of appropriate design and seating.
The adventure park is unsuitable to support the various age groups of the children, is in poorly maintained condition and outdated. There are several inadequate facilities to support the space and safety issues that need to be addressed.
ACTION PETITIONED FOR
⮚ Playground upgrade & expansion to lawn along tennis courts
⮚ Oval path relocated - to merge play area & lawn
⮚ Sunshades & rain shelter
⮚ More seating, tables & extra drinking fountain
⮚ Adequate signage requesting dogs on lead
⮚ More bins: recycling/waste (design – dumping & odour consideration)
⮚ Bike racks, gym equipment & activity wall/mural
⮚ Toilet block upgrade/maintenance & access to all toilets
⮚ Pedestrian crossing & concrete footpath (tennis court side)
⮚ Carpark safety barrier & repair tennis court fence