New Blackwood Playground planned | 2017

New Blackwood Playground concept plan

New Blackwood Playground planned

Good news for residents of Blackwood – new playgrounds to be installed in 2017

Keep an eye out for the new local level nature playspace planned for Blackwood in 2017. The City of Mitcham is planning to replace the playgrounds at Avenue Road Reserve, Ossie Goldsworthy Reserve and Barrans Reserve.

The new Blackwood Playground at Ossie Goldsworthy Reserve will be redeveloped in 2017, following community feedback which finished on Friday 14 October 2016. It will include a nature and adventure play area.

New Blackwood Playground Concept Plan

The new Blackwood Playground will include the following nature and adventure play elements:

New Blackwood Playground

Timber Kangaroo

Custom timber carved “Lazy Kangaroo” providing playful understanding of natural fauna habitat

New Blackwood Playground

Spider themed cubbie frame

Spider themed cubbie frame allowing for loose parts construction and imaginary play

New Blackwood Playground

Giant gum nuts

Giant gum nuts create a play destination and exploration of the natural environment. Plays with perception of human scale and imaginary life as a bug

New Blackwood Playground

Picnic shelter and bench

5m x 5m hardwood picnic shelter and picnic bench

New Blackwood Playground


1.2m wide stabilised gravel path to be sympathetic to the natural surroundings and minimise impact on existing trees

New Blackwood Playground


Custom salvaged hardwood log seat with backrest

New Blackwood Playground


Timber butterfly themed seesaw springer providing social and collaborative play opportunities

New Blackwood Playground

Parkour challenge

Timber parkour challenge including monkey bars and platform slide providing a diversity of play challenges that appeals to a broad age range in developing gross motor skills

Microscope viewer

Custom log stump microscope viewer encourages children to explore and inquire about the natural world through play

Local boulder and salvaged log softfall retaining edge

Provides informal seating and play challenges

Timber frame swing

Double bay timber frame swing with toddler seat and strap seat. Rubber softfall wearpad provided under mulch


Salvaged logs with dynamic natural features to encourage play challenges and cognitive exploration

Basket swing

Timber frame basket swing providing an inclusive and social play experience, rubber softfall underneath to allow for disability access


You can view a PDF of the concept plan on the City of Mitcham website.

For more information and all enquiries please visit the City of Mitcham website

What:     Redevelopment of Ossie Goldsworthy Reserve

When:    2017

Where:  Ossie Goldsworthy Reserve | Johnson Parade | Blackwood

Who:      Families

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change. Images from City of Mitcham website. 

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