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

The new park at the undeveloped public open space (POS) west of the old Swanbourne Hospital on St Johns Wood Boulevard has been completed.

Draft playground concept plans (nature-based and modular) have been developed (see document library).

These designs take into consideration the outcomes of the previous engagement feedback which was undertaken for the development of the park.

The City has sought multiple playground designs and is presenting two designs for your feedback based on the following criteria:


  • delivery within the approved budget of $136,000 with best value for money
  • best incorporated suggestions and ideas received from residents through the previous feedback
  • compliance with playground safety standards
  • appropriateness to the existing constructed play area
  • provision of inter-generational interaction
  • demonstrate a point of difference to playgrounds in close proximity.

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

If not a registered member, please register using the Register to get Involved tab above. Registering will enable you to receive ongoing updates on the project. The information and the two proposed designs are available for viewing in the document library.

Opportunities to provide feedback has now closed, however you can still ask us a question and follow the project as follows:

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

The new park at the undeveloped public open space (POS) west of the old Swanbourne Hospital on St Johns Wood Boulevard has been completed.

Draft playground concept plans (nature-based and modular) have been developed (see document library).

These designs take into consideration the outcomes of the previous engagement feedback which was undertaken for the development of the park.

The City has sought multiple playground designs and is presenting two designs for your feedback based on the following criteria:


  • delivery within the approved budget of $136,000 with best value for money
  • best incorporated suggestions and ideas received from residents through the previous feedback
  • compliance with playground safety standards
  • appropriateness to the existing constructed play area
  • provision of inter-generational interaction
  • demonstrate a point of difference to playgrounds in close proximity.

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

If not a registered member, please register using the Register to get Involved tab above. Registering will enable you to receive ongoing updates on the project. The information and the two proposed designs are available for viewing in the document library.

Opportunities to provide feedback has now closed, however you can still ask us a question and follow the project as follows:

  • Ask us a question by using the Ask Us a Question tab and we will respond
  • Reading the project updates on the newsfeeds
  • Contact a member of the Project Design Team (see Who's Listening on this page)
Do you have feedback for the City in relation to this proposal? If so, please provide it here.  You can also complete the online survey to share your views.
CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

I think pre-manufactured modular style will not blend in with the Heritage buildings of Montgomery Hall.We should also consider the proximity of the Aged Care residence.Please could you add a doggy disposal bin near the playground - as the paths have become popular with dog walkers.Thanks - I love the green space.

D H Launder 2 months ago

You have written to me seeking my feedback of the proposed playground options. Without doubt my preference would be Option B. This is far more interactive and stimulating for children and covers a wider age group.Regards, Denise Hickey

Denise Hickey 2 months ago

Option A - Nature basedAdditional play equipment instead of the 2 pieces of fitness equipment

D H Launder 2 months ago

As a mum of four young children we Would love to see a nature based playground. We feel it would fit the surrounds and give a difference to the other parks that are close by offering all children in the area a range of options

Sarah C 2 months ago

The proposed landscaping fails in a number of important areas :-Water conservation - lawns should be eliminated and native trees and shrubs should be used thereby saving waterLow maintenance - without lawns there will be less requirement for labour to maintain the park (helps to reduce council cost and thus rate increases)Native bushland - attach native birds and provide habitat, good conservation practicePlayground - not sure if needed. I would suggest the council undertake a survey of similar playgrounds in the area to gauge usage rates, attendance etc. I would suggest more pathways and seating throughout

IanF over 1 year ago

We live next door and fully support the the idea of a children's playground within the park. All the playgrounds around this neighbourhood are somewhat small/mediocre. Shade sails or similar definitely required along with soft fall surface (synthetic). A range of play equipment to suit toddlers through to older kids welcomed. As for the proposed name - we vote Abbey Park or Montgomery Park.

Local Mum over 1 year ago

Hi The park design looks great. Could you consider deciduous trees on the Northern aspects to allow maximum light through to the lawn area in winter.Name suggestion. The Nicola Horley Park. Nicola was a tireless councillor who made a real contribution to this area.

Thomas Family over 1 year ago

Re: St John’s Wood proposed park.Being an active family of teenage children who live next door to Montgomery Housewe strongly believe at a BASKET BALL hoop would be a huge advantage to the residents of this area for this location. Benefiting residents of all ages supporting and encouraging a healthy life style.

andrewdonna over 1 year ago