St Johns Wood Boulevard - A new park being planned for the area

The City is now developing a park at the undeveloped public open space (POS) west of the old Swanbourne Hospital on St Johns Wood Boulevard. The park is being developed in partnership with Aegis Aged Care who are developing the old Swanbourne Hospital site.

Planning involved identifying and researching a range of topics. Issues related to the natural and built environment, water quality and conservation, climate change, amenity, accessibility, potential community uses and ensuring the park is fit for purpose.

The next step was to develop a draft concept plan for the proposed park facilities which was presented to the community during the community engagement phase. Following the community engagement, the plan was further updated and presented to the Council for approval.

The development of the park design is aligned with similar sized parks, and addresses current and future management and service limitations.

Council have now approved the plans and work is progressing. The next steps will be further community engagement on the proposed playground, installing a public art piece and naming of the park.

How can you get involved, find out more or provide feedback?

To participate in this project, please register using the Register to get Involved tab above. It is important that you register (if not already registered). This will enable you to receive ongoing updates on the project. You can continue to watch the progress of this project by:

  • Taking a walk to the site and see work progressing
  • Reading the project updates on the newsfeeds
  • Ask us a question by using the Ask Us a Question tab and we will respond
  • Contact a member of the Project Design Team (see Who's Listening on this page)

The City is now developing a park at the undeveloped public open space (POS) west of the old Swanbourne Hospital on St Johns Wood Boulevard. The park is being developed in partnership with Aegis Aged Care who are developing the old Swanbourne Hospital site.

Planning involved identifying and researching a range of topics. Issues related to the natural and built environment, water quality and conservation, climate change, amenity, accessibility, potential community uses and ensuring the park is fit for purpose.

The next step was to develop a draft concept plan for the proposed park facilities which was presented to the community during the community engagement phase. Following the community engagement, the plan was further updated and presented to the Council for approval.

The development of the park design is aligned with similar sized parks, and addresses current and future management and service limitations.

Council have now approved the plans and work is progressing. The next steps will be further community engagement on the proposed playground, installing a public art piece and naming of the park.

How can you get involved, find out more or provide feedback?

To participate in this project, please register using the Register to get Involved tab above. It is important that you register (if not already registered). This will enable you to receive ongoing updates on the project. You can continue to watch the progress of this project by:

  • Taking a walk to the site and see work progressing
  • Reading the project updates on the newsfeeds
  • Ask us a question by using the Ask Us a Question tab and we will respond
  • Contact a member of the Project Design Team (see Who's Listening on this page)

Do you have a question for the City in relation to this project? If so, please ask us here and we will respond. Don't forget you can also talk to a Council Officer at the site information session on 15 May anytime from 2pm to 4pm.

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  • Hello - I have taken a look at the proposed design and it looks great - love the amount of natural shade that will be there. I have no doubt the grounds and the playground will be used by the kids which is fantastic, which leads me to the following questions: - Will there be a drinking water tap? - Will there be any benches or shaded table structures? - Will there be any public toilets? This will be great environment for the kids to have parties and to get out and play outdoors! Many thanks, Darren

    Darren asked about 1 year ago

    Thank you for your question. Yes, eventually all these will be provided at the park, however there are no plans to build public toilets.