Glenelg Foreshore Playspace to be completed by December 2015 | City of Holdfast Bay

Glenelg Foreshore Sketch Render

Work will begin on the planned Glenelg Foreshore Playspace with demolition beginning on Wednesday 10 June 2015.

The new $1.3 million Glenelg Foreshore Playspace (part-funded by a $500,000 Commonwealth Government grant):

  • has been designed by Wax Design in consultation with Council’s Community Development team, and responds directly to community consultation undertaken in March 2014
  • is fully accessible and includes wheelchair-friendly facilities
  • is on schedule for completion by early December this year.

“From December, local and visiting families will be able to enjoy an incredible, beachfront, all-access play experience outside the iconic Glenelg Town Hall, overlooking beautiful Glenelg beach,” Cr Patton said.

“The Glenelg Foreshore Playspace will feature in-ground trampolines, climbing frames, a giant slide, water play features and heaps of comfy seating – all cooled by mature shady trees, and all free!”


The playspace is to be located in front of the northern end of the Glenelg Town Hall. The majority of the playspace will reside in the current building footprint of the Foreshore Building, which was demolished in early June 2015. View the map here

Download the  Concept Plan.


The design has been influenced by the Mangroves historically located adjacent the site and includes the following main features:

  • Timber log climb and balance experience
  • Water play – including water pumps, water pushes and squirts which all collect into a central water pond.
  • Elevated water pump located on the timber deck facilitates access to water play for children with limited mobility.
  • Hammock swing
  • A series of constructed mounds and a giant 4.0m wide slide which multiple children can use at one time. The slide is cooled in summer with water misters, which are operated by the children in the sand pit below
  • Climbing frame, with a sheltered cubby beneath leading to a tunnel access under the slide
  • A large climbing dome with rope activities beneath
  • In-ground trampolines
  • Landscaping which will provide natural shade over the play elements
  • Series of raised pod seats and sunken pods to play in.

The project is being funding by council with the assistance of a grant from the Australian Government under the Community Development Grant Programme. The playspace is scheduled to start construction in May and will be completed by the end of the year.

The City of Holdfast Bay project page will be kept up to date throughout the project. Read more about this media release here.

In the meantime, we can look forward to the 2015 Winter Wonderland Festival! which starts on Saturday 4 July.


For more information and all enquiries please visit the City of Holdfast Bay website here.

What: Glenelg Foreshore Playspace – to be completed in December 2015

When: Completion in December 2015

Where: Glenelg Foreshore

Who: Everyone

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