As part of the ACT Government’s Better Suburbs Program, a community-led Play Spaces Forum allocated $1.9 million to improve playgrounds.
“Quality play opportunities are really important for children’s development, particularly their physical health and wellbeing. With the easing of restrictions and the reopening of playgrounds, families are now able to visit one of the many refreshed or new play spaces across the ACT," said Minister for City Services Chris Steel.
Nature-based play spaces provide a means of unconstructed outdoor play, tactile experiences and a connection to nature that encourages physical wellbeing and the development of gross and fine motor skills. The all-abilities play spaces have been popping up in various Canberra suburbs thanks to government and the community teaming up to overhaul the ACT’s playgrounds.
You can find refreshed nature-based play spaces at:
- Eddison Park in Woden
- Farrer Nature Play
- Glebe Park in the City
- Kambah Adventure Playground
- Yerrabi Pond District Park in Gungahlin
You can stay up to date by following our NaturePlay CBR Facebook page.