- Survey: Spit West playground upgrade The playground in Spit West Reserve is the last of Council’s 14 playgrounds to be upgraded as part of Mosman Council’s Playground Upgrade Program – and we want your input on its design.
Mosman has 14 public playgrounds. These playgrounds vary from simple swings and climbing structures to the latest in playground equipment and play design incorporating public art, educational features and equipment for junior and senior users.
Playground improvement program
Council has adopted a playground improvement program which will see all playgrounds in Mosman progressively updated. Council’s vision is for its playgrounds to be gathering places enjoyed by families, children and their carers and providing opportunities for socialisation, physical challenge, imagination and relaxation. To date, thirteen of Council’s playgrounds have been updated. It is expected the current program of improvements will be completed by late 2013.
Many issues need to be considered when Council undertakes a playground improvement project. These include the requirements and preferences of local residents, recreational needs of the broader Mosman community, site issues and constraints, existing facilities, location, level of use and available resources. Council undertakes to balance all these issues by consulting with the community, receiving advice from industry and through the judgement and consideration of Councils professional staff and elected Councillors.
Council manages and maintains its playgrounds through its Parks and Gardens Management Contract. The contract requires weekly inspections by field staff and formal ½ yearly inspections and safety reports from industry professionals. Formal reporting is undertaken considering relevant Australian Standards.
Council makes efforts to practically manage and maintain playgrounds with the resources available. Parents and supervisors should satisfy themselves that equipment is safe for use by children under their care before allowing children to play on the equipment.
This brochure (published 2005) lists the location and facilities of Mosman’s playgrounds:
- Children's Playgrounds in Mosman (PDF 2MB)
This map shows the locations of playgrounds in Mosman:
Please note: the most up-to-date information is available via the map at the top of this page.