Public choose design for Lunar Park playground

Lunar Park Playground, Dubbo, Design by Imagination Play

Dubbo Regional Council wishes to thank everybody who voted on their favourite playground design, to be installed as part of the redevelopment of Lunar Park.

“There were a total of 861 votes which included the online poll and the paper-based votes captured at Apollo House, St Mary’s Primary School and Buninyong Primary School,” Council’s Manager Horticultural Services Ben Pilon said.

“The eventual winning design was Option A, a design from Imagination Play which garnered 60% of votes.”

“This design includes a Fun 4 All Access Whirl, Elephant Spring Rocker, 4x Stepping Stones, Cube net and Playdium Birds Nest Swing.”

“Also included within the playground, will be areas of certified wet pour rubber, to allow better access to the equal access equipment including the Access Whirl and Birds Nest Swing.”

“Certified playground mulch will complete the rest of the surfacing within the playground footprint, Council is looking at retaining the existing large climbing net at Lunar Park.”

Council would also like to congratulate a young year 3 student from Buninyong School, who was the lucky winner of the family pass including slide entry to the Dubbo Aquatic Leisure Centre.

“Also thank you to everyone who gave feedback on what else they would like to see in the park,” Mr Pilon said.

“It shows how passionate the community is for open space areas and following a review, Council is currently investigating the following viable suggestions including; replacement of a shade structure over playground, replacement of a new drinking fountain and advance tree planting within the park area to create more shade.”

“These elements are part of a big-picture project for Lunar Park as Council was successful in gaining $50,000 through the Social Housing Community Improvement Fund, which was matched by Council giving funding a total project cost of $100.000.”

“The project will see a creation of a community meeting place which will include a grass mounded seating area with power to the area to accommodate large events and a total of 9 solar lights to be illuminate the area and improve visibility.”

“Special mention also goes to the Apollo House team for their contribution to this project, they have done an amazing job capturing a wide demographic and input from the surrounding community to ensure a sense of ownership is created for this redevelopment of Lunar Park.”

Development at Lunar Park is likely to begin in February 2017.


Ben Pilon
Manager Horticultural Services
Dubbo Regional Council 
(02) 6801 4000

Last Edited: 19 Nov 2020

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