ELS Hall Park Playground Upgrade

Submissions closed on 15 October 2017, 11:59 PM


by Jade Oakley

City of Ryde’s vision for play is to support and nurture children and family friendly communities through play. Council’s Children’s Play Implementation Plan responds to this vision by ensuring that all families within the City of Ryde have access to safe, accessible and high quality playgrounds.

As part of this Plan, Council is building a new playground at ELS Hall Park. The existing play areas will be removed to allow for one playground that is bigger, better, and more fun!

City of Ryde has engaged an artist to design and install an artwork component that will contribute to a unique play experience and we would like the community to help generate ideas for the artwork.


You can Have Your Say on the design and artwork for the new ELS Hall Park Playground in a number of ways including the online submission form below or at one of the community events. 

Afternoon Drop-in Session

You’re invited to meet with the project team to discuss the new playground. You’ll be able to view the draft ideas, ask questions and together we can plan for a better playground.

Date:    Wednesday 4 October 2017
Time:    4.00pm
Where: ELS Hall Park

Habitat Art Children's Workshops

We're hosting two workshops for children to meet with the artist, Jade Oakley, and be involved in adding ideas for the artwork. Using art, science, storytelling, nature walks and play, we will investigate the following questions:

  • What native animals live in the area?
  • What animals used to live here?
  • Can we identify any new species?
  • How can we help to enhance local habitat?

Date:    Saturday 14 October 2017
Where: ELS Hall Park


Ages:   5 - 9 year olds accompanied by a parent
Time: 10:00am - 12:00noon

Featuring such animals as Blossom the Possum and Princess the Python, the Something Wild! show is a great way to introduce kids to our wonderful wildlife. The children will get up close and interact with a wide range of native Australian animals, touching a range of animals with totally different textures. For more information visit www.austwildlife.com.au


Ages:  10 - 13 year olds accompanied by a parent
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

The workshop will include discussions on habitat and making and decorating a nesting box. Nesting boxes created will be integrated into the new playground to be built in the park.

Online Submission

Online submissions have closed.


ELS Hall Park, 109A Kent Road, North Ryde 2113  View Map

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