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A play space near you: a guide

A new playground is as good as a holiday. Ride to one close by.

There are play spaces popping up all over Canberra. Here is an overview of where, and more information on one planned for Coombs, and two found in the Kippax and Calwell town centre master plans. A play ground near you can be found on an OpenStreetMap interactive map.

Overview - Playgrounds in the ACT. Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
Overview – Playgrounds in the ACT. Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

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Play Space

Where you will find a play space now:

Large play grounds with picnic facilities

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Coombs Play Space

The last consultation for Coombs Play Space at Holden’s Creek Pond threw up some surprises. The design has now been finalised.

Revised Design Specification

Elements to be retained:

– Discovery Play Zone – 0-5 age group

– Exploration Play Zone – 2-8 year age group

– Thrill Play Zone – 5-15 year age group

– BBQ and shaded picnic area

Elements to be removed

– Multi-Sport Court

– Toilet Facilities

– Sculptural Mist Play Zo

Coombs Play Space at Holden’s Creek Pond – Final design specification, Januray 2020 update, Molonglo Valley, Suburban Land Agency, accessed 3/2/2020

Read the Coombs Play Space YourSay ACT Government consultation for details.

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Final Master Plans

Further reading:

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Playgrounds near you

There are many playgrounds in the ACT. You can find them here on an interactive map (OpenStreetMap).

Playgrounds in Tuggeranong. Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
Playgrounds in Tuggeranong. Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
Playgrounds in Weston Creek and Woden. Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
Playgrounds in Weston Creek and Woden. Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
Playgrounds in Central Canberra. Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
Playgrounds in Central Canberra. Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
Playgrounds in Belconnen. Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
Playgrounds in Belconnen. Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
Playgrounds in Gungahlin. Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
Playgrounds in Gungahlin. Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
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3 replies on “A play space near you: a guide”

[…] Play Spaces, the large playgrounds that are so loved, are becoming more common. They are a great destination for a ride. The ACT Government is investing millions in them as part of urban renewal. Where did this idea come from? The RiotACT discussed this in 2018. A link to the article is found below. […]

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