Tania Park Playground Upgrade

This consultation has concluded.

photograph of children's play equipment

We are looking to renew and possibly expand the playground at Tania Park (Balgowlah Heights) with a range of facilities and inclusive play elements.

We are looking to renew and possibly expand the playground at Tania Park (Balgowlah Heights) with a range of facilities and inclusive play elements.

This consultation has concluded.
  • Project Update - view the designs

    2 months ago

    Thank you to all the people who participated in community engagement on this project. It has taken time to match community aspirations with the level of funding available and we thank you for your patience.

    Following detailed evaluation of options, we are pleased to let you know that final designs have been prepared and construction has been scheduled to commence in February 2019.

    View the final layout

    View a 3D angle of the ship and slide

    View a 3D angle of the swings and roundabout

    View the play elements

    Community engagement summary

    The following is a summary of the comments Council received during community engagement:

    • the survey was mostly completed by people who live locally and have children under 13 years old
    • the main identified uses of the area are play, bushwalking and dog walking
    • most people who responded to the survey walk or drive to the playground
    • the top five elements of a playground that people like are: swings, slides, imaginative play, balancing and climbing
    • design principles of natural planting, grassy spaces and trees were most desirable

    Design response

    In response to the community engagement, the playground design features:

    • an overall shipwreck theme which caters for imaginative play and also provides opportunities for sliding and climbing
    • the embankment slide provides extra opportunities for sliding
    • an inclusive swingset is part of the design and it features a pod seat
    • a pommel swing element is also included
    • an inclusive carousel is a feature of the design that enables people of all abilities to participate together
    • sound elements are incorporated to foster imaginative play
    • the community asked for balance elements and the design has two areas for balance
    • a toddler cubby house featuring imaginative play equipment and a toddler rocker
    • natural planting and trees are planned for outside the fenced area

    The playground will remain fenced with existing shade structures to remain.

    Thank you for your patience whilst this project is implemented.

    Thank you to all the people who participated in community engagement on this project. It has taken time to match community aspirations with the level of funding available and we thank you for your patience.

    Following detailed evaluation of options, we are pleased to let you know that final designs have been prepared and construction has been scheduled to commence in February 2019.

    View the final layout

    View a 3D angle of the ship and slide

    View a 3D angle of the swings and roundabout

    View the play elements

    Community engagement summary

    The following is a summary of the comments Council received during community engagement:

    • the survey was mostly completed by people who live locally and have children under 13 years old
    • the main identified uses of the area are play, bushwalking and dog walking
    • most people who responded to the survey walk or drive to the playground
    • the top five elements of a playground that people like are: swings, slides, imaginative play, balancing and climbing
    • design principles of natural planting, grassy spaces and trees were most desirable

    Design response

    In response to the community engagement, the playground design features:

    • an overall shipwreck theme which caters for imaginative play and also provides opportunities for sliding and climbing
    • the embankment slide provides extra opportunities for sliding
    • an inclusive swingset is part of the design and it features a pod seat
    • a pommel swing element is also included
    • an inclusive carousel is a feature of the design that enables people of all abilities to participate together
    • sound elements are incorporated to foster imaginative play
    • the community asked for balance elements and the design has two areas for balance
    • a toddler cubby house featuring imaginative play equipment and a toddler rocker
    • natural planting and trees are planned for outside the fenced area

    The playground will remain fenced with existing shade structures to remain.

    Thank you for your patience whilst this project is implemented.

  • Get Involved

    about 1 year ago

    We want to hear about what you would like to see included in the playground at Tania Park. We have created a quick survey to discover your priorities for play and to collect your ideas and suggestions for the playground.

    Have Your Say
    • Online (closed)
    • In writing to The CEO, Northern Beaches Council, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why, 2099
    For more information contact the Asset Management Officer on 9970 1329

    Survey closed Sunday 15 October 2017

    We want to hear about what you would like to see included in the playground at Tania Park. We have created a quick survey to discover your priorities for play and to collect your ideas and suggestions for the playground.

    Have Your Say
    • Online (closed)
    • In writing to The CEO, Northern Beaches Council, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why, 2099
    For more information contact the Asset Management Officer on 9970 1329

    Survey closed Sunday 15 October 2017

  • Background

    about 1 year ago

    Tania Park is a popular and scenic destination located on Dobroyd Scenic Drive in Balgowlah Heights. Tania Park has a range of facilities including a large enclosed District Playground, sportsfields, lookouts over Sydney Harbour and a thoroughfare and rest stop for people walking the popular Manly Scenic Walkway.

    The variety of features of the park attracts a range of visitors consisting of local and district residents including many children, dog owners, sporting groups, tourists and cyclists.

    The District Playground at Tania Park has been earmarked for renewal in both the 2009 Playground Strategy and in an audit completed in 2017. Several pieces of equipment have been removed since 2014 due to their age and high risk.

    We are looking to renew the playground in 2018 and are seeking local community input to identify ideas and opportunities for play at this site.

    Tania Park is a popular and scenic destination located on Dobroyd Scenic Drive in Balgowlah Heights. Tania Park has a range of facilities including a large enclosed District Playground, sportsfields, lookouts over Sydney Harbour and a thoroughfare and rest stop for people walking the popular Manly Scenic Walkway.

    The variety of features of the park attracts a range of visitors consisting of local and district residents including many children, dog owners, sporting groups, tourists and cyclists.

    The District Playground at Tania Park has been earmarked for renewal in both the 2009 Playground Strategy and in an audit completed in 2017. Several pieces of equipment have been removed since 2014 due to their age and high risk.

    We are looking to renew the playground in 2018 and are seeking local community input to identify ideas and opportunities for play at this site.