Playground Consultations


Help us design YOUR playgrounds!

Wagga Wagga and the surrounding villages have more than 90 playgrounds, all of which offer a range of different play opportunities for kids.

Every time Council upgrades a playground we need the help of the kids that use them to make sure that the final design generates the most Fun Per Kid (FPK).

We use the award winning Funbobulator and a range of other methods to enable local children to help with the designs.

Awesome! Help us design playgrounds for you and your friends.

Stay tuned to this website for upcoming opportunities for you to give the Funbobulator a whirl!

Also, feel free to complete the quick poll on the right - it will take 10 seconds, maximum. Your feedback is appreciated.




Help us design YOUR playgrounds!

Wagga Wagga and the surrounding villages have more than 90 playgrounds, all of which offer a range of different play opportunities for kids.

Every time Council upgrades a playground we need the help of the kids that use them to make sure that the final design generates the most Fun Per Kid (FPK).

We use the award winning Funbobulator and a range of other methods to enable local children to help with the designs.

Awesome! Help us design playgrounds for you and your friends.

Stay tuned to this website for upcoming opportunities for you to give the Funbobulator a whirl!

Also, feel free to complete the quick poll on the right - it will take 10 seconds, maximum. Your feedback is appreciated.



  • Final designs for new Lloyd playground are in

    1 day ago
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    Wagga Wagga City Council is installing a new playground in Lingiari Drive, Lloyd and we need your help deciding on the final design.

    Residents are asked to choose between the three designs below.

    Once you have picked your favourite, cast your vote!

    Your vote is for the individual pieces of equipment shown in each design concept, not supporting infrastructure, such as fencing, ground coverings etc.

    You have until Friday 11 August, 2017 to cast your vote.

    Design 1

    Design 2

    Design 3


    Vote now! You have until Friday 11 August, 2017.

    Wagga Wagga City Council is installing a new playground in Lingiari Drive, Lloyd and we need your help deciding on the final design.

    Residents are asked to choose between the three designs below.

    Once you have picked your favourite, cast your vote!

    Your vote is for the individual pieces of equipment shown in each design concept, not supporting infrastructure, such as fencing, ground coverings etc.

    You have until Friday 11 August, 2017 to cast your vote.

    Design 1

    Design 2

    Design 3


    Vote now! You have until Friday 11 August, 2017.

  • Lineal Park playground equipment installation

    about 2 months ago
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    WHHEEE: Three, two, one … blast off! This colourful, rocket-inspired play equipment is the newest addition to Lineal Park in Boorooma.

    The structure was moved into its new home on Thursday, followed by a monster, tube slide and swing set.

    The playground is ready for use by Wagga kids, and big kids, this weekend.

    The playground compliments a covered barbecue area, fitness stations and footpaths.

    Finishing touches will be carried out at Lineal Park over the coming weeks.



    WHHEEE: Three, two, one … blast off! This colourful, rocket-inspired play equipment is the newest addition to Lineal Park in Boorooma.

    The structure was moved into its new home on Thursday, followed by a monster, tube slide and swing set.

    The playground is ready for use by Wagga kids, and big kids, this weekend.

    The playground compliments a covered barbecue area, fitness stations and footpaths.

    Finishing touches will be carried out at Lineal Park over the coming weeks.



  • Playgrounds and parks upgrades in full swing

    4 months ago
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    Nine park areas from Estella to Forest Hill, Lloyd and Ashmont are receiving facelifts, ranging from new play equipment to concrete courts, barbecues and picnic areas.

    Residents in each suburb helped pick the playgrounds and upgrades for each park area through the City of Wagga Wagga’s online playground consultation webpage.

    All projects are also in line with the City of Wagga Wagga’s Playground Strategy, which was adopted last year and guides all aspects of playground management in the city for the next 20 years.

    Current playground and park area updates:

    Kokoda Street (Ashmont) – Concrete slabs poured for basketball court... Continue reading

    Nine park areas from Estella to Forest Hill, Lloyd and Ashmont are receiving facelifts, ranging from new play equipment to concrete courts, barbecues and picnic areas.

    Residents in each suburb helped pick the playgrounds and upgrades for each park area through the City of Wagga Wagga’s online playground consultation webpage.

    All projects are also in line with the City of Wagga Wagga’s Playground Strategy, which was adopted last year and guides all aspects of playground management in the city for the next 20 years.

    Current playground and park area updates:

    Kokoda Street (Ashmont) – Concrete slabs poured for basketball court and handball court, picnic shelter constructed and tables and seating installed. Coming soon: goal posts and basketball tower and tree plantings

    Explorer Park (Boorooma) – Shelter and picnic furniture installed and footpaths are being built

    Lineal Park (Boorooma) – Fitness stations, southern shelter and furniture installed, footpaths being built. Coming soon: northern shelter and barbecue to be installed in coming weeks, playground and lighting along pathways are due in May

    Bedervale Street (Bourkelands) – Exercise equipment installed and footpaths sealed. Coming soon: single booth toilet, bubbler, rubbish bins and turf planting on oval.

    Tennyson Park (Central Wagga) – Coming soon: Playground due in May

    Lonergan Place (East Wagga) – Coming soon: Playground due in March

    Forest Hill Oval – New footpaths installed from car park for better access into the park area, new concrete poured under amenities building, bubbler installed and synthetic turf on junior cricket pitch laid. Coming soon: Barbecue shelter and barbecue to be installed in coming weeks, two fitness stations are due in April.

    Gobbagombalin – Coming soon: Playground due in May








  • Voting open for Lonergan Place and Tennyson Park Playgrounds

    8 months ago
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    The City of Wagga Wagga is putting in new playgrounds at Tennyson Park and Lonergan Place and we need your help deciding which design is the best!

    All playground designs encourage play between younger and older children, incorporate softfall and other safety features and will add extra appeal to the neighbourhood.

    Residents are asked to select their favourite design from the two options shortlisted for each location. The playground will feature play equipment (only) shown in each design.

    Cast your vote before Wednesday 14 December.

    For more information or to view the plans in detail please contact John Conlan on 1300 292 442 or email playgrounds@wagga.nsw.gov.au


    The City of Wagga Wagga is putting in new playgrounds at Tennyson Park and Lonergan Place and we need your help deciding which design is the best!

    All playground designs encourage play between younger and older children, incorporate softfall and other safety features and will add extra appeal to the neighbourhood.

    Residents are asked to select their favourite design from the two options shortlisted for each location. The playground will feature play equipment (only) shown in each design.

    Cast your vote before Wednesday 14 December.

    For more information or to view the plans in detail please contact John Conlan on 1300 292 442 or email playgrounds@wagga.nsw.gov.au


  • Estella Rise is getting a new playground

    9 months ago
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    The City of Wagga Wagga is putting in a brand new playground in Estella Rise and the residents are being asked to help pick the design.

    Both playground designs will encourage play between younger and older children, will incorporate softfall and other safety features and will add extra appeal to the Estella Rise neighbourhood.

    Residents are asked to select their favourite design from the two options pictured below. The chosen playground will feature play equipment show in each individual design. Simply click on the design you like the most and vote by selecting either... Continue reading

    The City of Wagga Wagga is putting in a brand new playground in Estella Rise and the residents are being asked to help pick the design.

    Both playground designs will encourage play between younger and older children, will incorporate softfall and other safety features and will add extra appeal to the Estella Rise neighbourhood.

    Residents are asked to select their favourite design from the two options pictured below. The chosen playground will feature play equipment show in each individual design. Simply click on the design you like the most and vote by selecting either Option 1 or Option 2.

    Be sure to spread the word around the neighbourhood! Voting will be open until close of business Friday 18 November, 2016.

    Note:Thanks to all residents who have already cast a vote in the playground design for Estella Rise. Please note the images shown are concept ideas only. Your vote is for the individual pieces of play equipment shown in each option, i.e. see-saw, slide, swings. Additional supporting infrastructure shown in the images, such as fencing, footpaths, shade sails, are not included in the design of the playground. In accordance with the City of Wagga Wagga’s Playground Strategy 2016-2036, risk assessments of each playground, existing and new, are carried out on site. Generally fencing is not installed at local playgrounds because of the lower use and are usually located in quiet residential areas. Budgets for local playgrounds are also usually small and do not make installing fences possible. Once all the votes have been counted and the final design for the Estella Rise playground has been determined all equipment will be made and installed to Australian safety standards and bark softfall will be incorporated in the design. We apologise for any confusion and ask residents who would like to discuss this further to contact Works and Playground Officer John Conlan on 1300 292 442.

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    Option 2



  • Council and Livvi’s Place charity to deliver first inclusive playspace in Wagga

    9 months ago
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    The City of Wagga Wagga will partner with national charity Touched By Olivia Foundation to deliver the city’s first inclusive playspace.

    The Bolton Park playground will be built and designed for children of all ages and abilities to play side by side.

    The Touched By Olivia Foundation creates unique, special places that provide social inclusion for all children and their families.

    Playspaces created in partnership with the Foundation are branded as Livvi’s Place playgrounds. These playgrounds are in memory... Continue reading

    The City of Wagga Wagga will partner with national charity Touched By Olivia Foundation to deliver the city’s first inclusive playspace.

    The Bolton Park playground will be built and designed for children of all ages and abilities to play side by side.

    The Touched By Olivia Foundation creates unique, special places that provide social inclusion for all children and their families.

    Playspaces created in partnership with the Foundation are branded as Livvi’s Place playgrounds. These playgrounds are in memory of Olivia Perkins, the daughter of Sydney parents John and Justine Perkins, who died of a rare disease when she was eight months old.

    Wagga Wagga mother Leila Bright, whose eldest daughter was born with a disability, helped unite Council and the Foundation.

    “The need for an all abilities playground in the city was identified and Council was looking to deliver an all abilities playground this year in accordance with the Wagga Wagga Playground Strategy 2016-2036,” Strategic Asset Planner (Parks and Recreation) Peter Cook said.

    “The Touched By Olivia Foundation have worked in partnership to deliver 20 Livvi’s Place inclusive playspaces across the country. The Foundation has the knowledge and expertise to create special places where all children can socialise and enjoy the wonders of play.

    “Council also extends thanks to Ms Bright, for her enthusiasm and ambition has helped bring the two parties together to deliver a fantastic facility for the city.”

    On Monday Council resolved to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Touched By Olivia Foundation for the joint delivery of the playspace. The MOU was officially signed by both parties this week.

    Wagga’s Livvi’s Place inclusive playspace will replace the existing playground at Bolton Park and will be relocated adjacent to the Bolton Park Skate Park.

    Community and stakeholder contributions helped decide the final design of the play space, which will include characteristics to encourage equal access and play, security and safety and facilities for young and older children and family get-togethers.

    The City of Wagga Wagga has committed $100,000 towards the project. Additional grant funding of $10,000 from Northcott and $75,000 from the NSW Government Office of Sport and Recreation have also been contributed.

    Under the MOU the Touched by Olivia Foundation will contribute, through community fundraising, grants and services, a minimum $100,000 towards the project. Extra funding above $100,000 will help provide additional resources for the playground.

    Construction and completion of the playspace will be carried out during 2017.


  • Play area upgrades - Ashmont, Forest Hill and Bourkelands!

    11 months ago
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    Ashmont, Forest Hill and Bourkelands residents, have you got a bright idea for your neighbourhood park area?

    The City of Wagga Wagga is upgrading three open spaces, Kokoda Street Park, Forest Hill Oval and Bedervale Street Park, and we would like to hear from you, the residents, about what you would like to see in these spaces.

    The vision for each area is to create a space for all park users to enjoy. Each project is subject to budgets and the communities overall wishes.

    Residents can make suggestions for each park area until COB Friday 23 September.

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    Ashmont, Forest Hill and Bourkelands residents, have you got a bright idea for your neighbourhood park area?

    The City of Wagga Wagga is upgrading three open spaces, Kokoda Street Park, Forest Hill Oval and Bedervale Street Park, and we would like to hear from you, the residents, about what you would like to see in these spaces.

    The vision for each area is to create a space for all park users to enjoy. Each project is subject to budgets and the communities overall wishes.

    Residents can make suggestions for each park area until COB Friday 23 September.

    Click on the link below to share ideas for your neigbourhood park area!

    Kokoda Street Park (Ashmont)

    Forest Hill

    Bedervale Street Park (Bourkelands)

  • Bright outlook for Wagga’s playgrounds

    over 1 year ago
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    The future of playgrounds in Wagga for the next 20 years has been set – and it’s bright, playful and exciting.

    Improvements and upgrades of existing playgrounds and the provision of new playgrounds is what is in store for recreational areas in Wagga.

    The city currently has 91 playgrounds, each forming an important component to open space and providing play facilities to help improve children’s physical, intellectual and social developments.

    Ensuring the quality of these playgrounds, and new playgrounds, are available in Wagga is the purpose of a new guiding document – Playground Strategy 2016-2036.

    The final strategy, adopted... Continue reading

    The future of playgrounds in Wagga for the next 20 years has been set – and it’s bright, playful and exciting.

    Improvements and upgrades of existing playgrounds and the provision of new playgrounds is what is in store for recreational areas in Wagga.

    The city currently has 91 playgrounds, each forming an important component to open space and providing play facilities to help improve children’s physical, intellectual and social developments.

    Ensuring the quality of these playgrounds, and new playgrounds, are available in Wagga is the purpose of a new guiding document – Playground Strategy 2016-2036.

    The final strategy, adopted at the February 2016 Ordinary Council Meeting, was developed through community consultation and considers planning direction from a number of Council’s documentation and Government legislation.

    The policy highlights the need for recreational diversity, by providing a variety of playgrounds, with different play experiences and equipment, across the city.

    The strategy outlines 10 new playgrounds for land releases in Lloyd, Estella and Forest Hill and ensures a level of service to provide quality playgrounds in Ashmont, Central, Estella, Kooringal, Lake Albert, Lloyd, Tolland and Turvey Park.

    “Wagga is a family-friendly city and the provision of great playgrounds contributes to this attribute,” Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga Rod Kendall said.

    “Playgrounds across the city are already well used and appreciated by Wagga kids and their families. The new Playground Strategy ensures this continues for the next generation of Wagga children.”

    Key recommendations to achieve the strategy:

    Increase the number of regional playgrounds ($200,000 plus), equal to Apex Park and Botanic Gardens, from two to four, inclusive of a new Wagga Beach playground and replacement of Bolton Park playground

    Provide a surburban playground ($100,000) in the large residential suburbs of Ashmont, Forest Hill, Glenfield, Kooringal, Tolland and Turvey Park

    Increase playground renewal budget for use when current playgrounds require work based on age and condition.

    Increase the annual playground maintenance budget in line with CPI

    Council explores partnership opportunities to maximise community benefit to the playground network.

    Playground Strategy 2016 – 2036 is available on Wagga Council's website.

  • Wheels in motion for Chambers Park skate park

    over 1 year ago
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    Kids of Wagga - get excited!

    Construction has started on a new skate park at Chambers Park in Tolland.

    The skate park will feature grind rails and boxes, banks and three quarter pipes, one 800mm with a slide rail, another, 900mm with a bent penny.

    Seating, bins and a water fountain are also included in the design.

    The skate park will complement the Park’s 12-month-old play equipment, existing basketball courts, cricket nets, oval and sheltered seated areas.

    Community consultation for the skate park concluded in August 2015. A design was... Continue reading

    Kids of Wagga - get excited!

    Construction has started on a new skate park at Chambers Park in Tolland.

    The skate park will feature grind rails and boxes, banks and three quarter pipes, one 800mm with a slide rail, another, 900mm with a bent penny.

    Seating, bins and a water fountain are also included in the design.

    The skate park will complement the Park’s 12-month-old play equipment, existing basketball courts, cricket nets, oval and sheltered seated areas.

    Community consultation for the skate park concluded in August 2015. A design was then developed and will now take shape over the next four weeks, weather permitting.

    “The skate park adds another great recreational element to Chambers Park and aims to make the site a popular destination for kids, families and even those adults who are young at heart,” Director Environmental and Community Services Janice Summerhayes said.

    “Parks and recreational facilities are key components to any city. They add to the liveability of the city, are visually appealing and help with child development.”

    The Tolland skate park will be the fifth in Wagga, with one at Henwood Park in Kooringal, Bolton Park in Central, Webb Park in Ashmont and William Street in North Wagga.

    The park is due for completion at the end of March.

  • Simmons Street Playground - final decision is up to you!

    over 1 year ago
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    Wagga Wagga City Council is putting in a brand new playground on Simmons Street and we need your help deciding which design is best.
    Following on from the previous consultation the two most popular designs have been modified to fit better with the overall park design.
    To finalise the consultation process Council is inviting interested neighbouring residents to attend an on-site meeting at the playground on Monday 21 December 2015 at 4.30pm.
    Alternatively, grab mum or dad and email your preferred option to playgrounds@wagga.nsw.gov.au. Make sure you nominate your preferred playground design before Tuesday 22 December 2015

    Simmons Street... Continue reading

    Wagga Wagga City Council is putting in a brand new playground on Simmons Street and we need your help deciding which design is best.
    Following on from the previous consultation the two most popular designs have been modified to fit better with the overall park design.
    To finalise the consultation process Council is inviting interested neighbouring residents to attend an on-site meeting at the playground on Monday 21 December 2015 at 4.30pm.
    Alternatively, grab mum or dad and email your preferred option to playgrounds@wagga.nsw.gov.au. Make sure you nominate your preferred playground design before Tuesday 22 December 2015

    Simmons Street Option 1

    Simmons Street Option 2