Help shape our new Let’s All Play Strategy. Our new plan will focus on inclusive well-designed, diverse and high value outdoor play spaces to attract and capture people of all ages and abilities.
We want to hear from community members about your experiences of play, the kind of outdoor spaces you play in now and the places where you want to play in the future.
Over the past 10 years Council has invested over $6 million in outdoor play equipment, including:
> 32 playground renewals
> 6 new playgrounds to meet population growth and density
> 1 outdoor fitness centre
> Improvements to Five Dock Skate Park
These successful projects were based on innovative design, community engagement and shifting community needs, while also minimising maintenance burden.
The City of Canada Bay’s playground achievements have been recognised through award programs such as the Kidsafe National Playspace Design Awards, IPWEA Awards, Parks and Leisure Australia Awards and World Leisure Organisation Awards.
Let’s All Play – An opportunity for you to shape the future of our outdoor play spaces
The City of Canada Bay continues to attract new residents, with population expected to grow by 29 per cent to 113,560 residents in 2031. The largest growth will be in the over 65 years old age group (54 per cent growth representing 18 per cent of the community) and children aged 5-14 years old (37 per cent growth representing 11 per cent of the community).
The Let’s All Play Strategy will broaden outdoor play space planning to accommodate people of all ages and abilities, responding to changing demographics and increases in population density.
To ensure a robust strategy, the City of Canada Bay is encouraging all residents to contribute their ideas and aspirations for inclusive and innovative outdoor play spaces.
How you can shape the Let’s All Play Strategy
Contribute your ideas on our City’s outdoor play spaces from 1 to 28 February 2019:
Complete the online survey
for your chance to win one of three $150 local dining vouchers
- Are you aged 8 to 18 years old? Enter our Youth Competition to win one of 20 $50 Gift Cards! Parents, this is a great opportunity or your children to contribute their ideas.
Sunday, 3 February 2:30pm - 4pm: Drop-in session at the Bay Run, Rodd Park
While enjoying the Bay Run you can drop in, share your ideas and receive a complimentary lip balm.
Come along, explore the garden and join us for some music and light refreshments.
Join Mayor Angelo Tsirekas for a morning of fun activities, discussions on play spaces and a complimentary bacon and egg roll and beverage for the first 150 visitors.
This annual family day features spectacular performances from local entertainers, over 80 stalls and outdoor entertainment for the whole family.
Pre-schoolers Exploratory Workshops
These workshops are designed to collaborate with young children on their ideas and aspirations for park play.
Stakeholder Focus Groups
Bespoke stakeholder focus groups are planned for youth, seniors and inclusive play.