Fawcett Park Playground Upgrade
The proposed design is based on the popular boat themed multi-play structure and will ignite children’s imaginations as they play alongside the Richmond River.Ballina Shire Council aims to provide fun and safe playgrounds and has come up with a new playground design for Fawcett Park. Fawcett Park is located in Fawcett Street on the Richmond River in the Ballina Town Centre.
The layout and basket swings will encourage inclusive play for young children of all abilities, with a Hypar shade sail to provide sun protection. Submissions for feedback on the design closed on 19 December. Thank you for your feedback.
Playground Upgrade Plan
Playgrounds are great places for kids to play outdoors. In Ballina Shire there are over 45 playgrounds that Council maintains.
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A local park located between Alabaster Place, Bahama Avenue, and Panorama Drive in Alstonville. Includes a play-fort with climbing net, slide and see-saw.
A local park located on Alston Avenue, Alstonville; with double swing set and multi tower play fort with slide, climbing nets and bars.
Elizabeth Ann Brown Park
Geoff Watt Oval
A district park situated at the Geoff Watt sporting ovals, with ample parking and a shaded playground with multi-element play-fort.
A local open space park on the banks of North Creek with a range of sheltered picnic facilities and playground containing swings, a multi tower play fort and spinner pole.
A small local park located in Edgewater Cove, with modern play equipment and spinning poles.
A popular local park near the centre of Ballina located on the banks of the Richmond River with shaded play equipment, picnic tables, BBQ's, seating and river-side walkway.
A large open space oval with shaded play equipment, seating, picnic shelter and toilets.
John Kearny Park
A local open space park on Catherine Crescent, with shaded play equipment, swing set, seating and open kick and play space.
A local park overlooking North Creek with a basket swing and supernova spinner, sheltered picnic facilities, BBQ's and public toilets.
A regional open space park with ample parking and a wide range of public amenities including grassed open spaces, access to walking trails and sandy beaches, a covered playground with supernova and pole spinners, swing set, liberty swing and multi element play-forts. Missingham also contains the Ballina skate park, a stage with grassed amphitheatre, picnic shelters and BBQ's.
Vera Street Park
A local park between Vera Street and Clavan Court with a multi spinner bowl and dual bay swing set with basket swing.
A local park with picnic table and giant birds nest swing.
A local park playground located at the Chickiba playing fields. Has a multi bay swing set that includes dual seat swings, hammock net and basket swing.
Bel Air Park
A local park located between Links Avenue and McDougal Street, East Ballina. Contains a picnic table and basket swing.
A local park located on Condon Drive, East Ballina; with modern play equipment and a picnic shelter.
A small local park located in public recreational reserve between Jabiru Place, Sea Swallow Place and Silver Gull Drive. Includes a swing set and modern climbing fort with slide.
John Sharpe Park (Prospect Lake Park)
A local park located on the banks of Prospect lake off John Sharpe Street, contains a combination climber and slide.
Pop Denison Park
A popular open space park located off Compton Drive on the banks of Shaws Bay. Features include numerous picnic shelters, BBQ's, showers, toilets, petanque piste and a playground.
A small local park with a dual bay swing set.
Shelly Beach Park
A beach-side park with car parking, beach access, swings and picnic table.
A new district level park in West Ballina, located within a large open space park and BBQ facilities.
Ballina Heights Oval
A local park playground located at the sports ovals on Power Drive, Cumbalum. Includes a swing set and space net.
Cummings Crescent Park
A local park with picnic shelter, BBQ and playground.
A local park containing a combination play-fort.
Coastal Grove Park
Located on Matilda Street, Lennox Head. Is a shade covered playground with a combination play fort, dual swing set and see-saw rocker.
Kelli Anne Crescent Park
A small local park with basket swing.
A local park located on the corner of Elevation Drive and Ridgeview Crescent. Contains a play fort and dual swing set.
A scenic local park with swings, a space net, fort/slide, spinning bowl and multi-rocker.
Lakefield Ave Park
A local park situated on recreational reserve between Lakefield Avenue and Daintree Drive. Contains seating, shelter and playground with a swing set and multi-tower play fort with slides.
Lilli Pilli Park
A local open space park with a multi-tower play fort.
A beach side park with parking, beach access, links to the coastal pathway and multi bay swingset.
Megan Crescent Park
A local park situated in the Megan Crescent sporting oval and reserve with access from Alison Avenue. Includes a swing set and combination play-fort and slide.
A local park with a combination play-fort and swing set.
A popular open space park located close to shops and cafes in the centre of Lennox Head. Features a shaded playground, picnic shelter and access to the beach.
A small local park with play fort and swing set.
Headlands Drive Park
Lindsay Crescent Park
A local open space park with mature shade trees, seating, swing set and multi-tower play fort.
A local park with public toilets, picnic shelters, playground, swings and tennis courts.
Rubiton Street Park
A recently upgraded local park by an open space sports oval.
A local park located on Bolwarra Circuit with two covered picnic tables and a shaded playground with climbing fort, swing, crazy daisy and spin pole.
A local park located on Campbell Avenue, Wollongbar. Includes a multi tower play fort and dual swing set.
Green Park Lane Park
A small local park located on the end of Green Park Lane in Wollongbar with swings and a slide.
A local open space park connecting Cornwall Place and Rifle Range Road Wollongbar. Contains a shaded playground with a combination climber/slide, spinner and rocker.
Council currently manages its playgrounds in accordance with relevant Australian Standards for the benefit of the community. Our objective is to ensure our parks are both great community spaces and comply with the relevant safety standards.
If you identify an issue with one of our playgrounds please contact us.
Recent park upgrades
Porter Park - West Ballina (July 2017)
A new district level park in West Ballina, located within a large open space park with BBQ facilities.
Rubiton Street Park - Wollongbar (July 2017)
A local park recently given a complete update of play equipment and soft fall.
Bulwinkel Park - Alstonville (August 2017)
A local park recently upgraded at the end of Main Street in Alstonville.