Background and context
Local parks are small-scale open spaces that provide a safe and welcoming space for our community to get outdoors, exercise and experience nature close to home. Our Local Park Action Plan, adopted in 2021 recognises the value of our local parks and their vital role in delivering environmental benefits and community wellbeing.
Council is focusing on planting new trees and plants and improving paths, seating and general amenity of our local parks. We will transform local-level parks into highly valued, well-resourced, thriving green spaces that live up to their full potential and contribute to the neighbourhood.
As per the Action Plan, we are prioritising local parks in Carrum Downs, Frankston North and Langwarrin due to local population densities, growth and demand of these areas. The Action Plan recommends a total of 28 local parks for improvement:
- 14 in Carrum Downs;
- 3 in Frankston North; and
- 11 in Langwarrin.
The remaining neighbourhoods across the municipality will be developed in 2022 as part of a second stage and included in an updated plan. To find out more about the priorities and locations, see our Local Park Action Plan. Priorities for local parks with playgrounds are identified in Council's adopted Play Strategy 2021 and are outlined on our Let's Play page.
Have your say!
Let us know your ideas and feedback on our plans for the first three local park improvement projects for 2022.
What is Council doing?
Upgrading 28 local parks
Council will improve the amenity and environment of existing local parks that do not contain playspaces. The upgrade of local parks with playspaces is being delivered in the Play Strategy.
Improving integration, inclusivity & accessibility
Council will consistently plan and meet design standards to provide improved infrastructure, amenity and accessibility.
This includes: tree planting, path improvements, shade, shelter, fencing, seating, and other park furniture.
Connecting communities better through local parks
Council will continue to improve paths that connect to local parks to promote use of local active transport.
Improving ecology and biodiversity
Council will plant native & indigenous garden beds to improve amenity and habitat values, as per Biodiversity Action Plan.
Council will plant canopy trees as per Urban Forest Strategy targets for increased shade and habitat and to mitigate heat vulnerability.