Keeley Park - New Playground and Park Upgrade

Consultation has concluded

Final plan - July 2017 update

Following consultation, the plan has been updated to reflect feedback provided by the community. Works will commence in late July 2017 and are anticipated to be completed by September 2017 (weather permitting). The exiting playground and some areas of the park will be closed to the public during construction.

View the final plan.

Draft concept plan

As part of Council's commitment to improve its open spaces, we've prepared a draft concept plan for park and playground upgrades at Keeley Park in Clayton South.

The draft concept plan falls within the parameters of the Keeley Park Masterplan, which was developed collaboratively with the community in 2013 and adopted by Council to guide future improvements to the park.

The plan aims to create a range of informal and formal spaces for your use.

The draft concept plan incorporates the following elements:

  • fitness area around the existing basketball half court with pull up bars, monkey bars, parallel bars, sit up bench, step ups, push up bars, seating and landscaping
  • social gathering space for the local community including a new regional shelter, BBQs, picnic tables, drinking fountain, waste bins and flexible lawn area
  • expanded playground space that features a new large climbing net with slide, flying fox, basket swing, UFO spinner, wave runner boat, swan rockers, agility board, log steppers, and traversing ‘river boats’
  • natural play elements such as hand water pump, dry creek beds, sand play, and traversable rocks and logs to create sensory experiences for children
  • improved fencing and new footpaths to improve accessibility within the park
  • tree and garden bed planting to provide shade and improve the park appearance (including selected tree removal works).

Construction timelines

The design will be updated to reflect your feedback following the consultation process, with works anticipated to begin in autumn 2017.

Let us know your thoughts

Please use the comments section below to provide your feedback on the draft concept plan, or feel free to ask a member of the project team a question.


Final plan - July 2017 update

Following consultation, the plan has been updated to reflect feedback provided by the community. Works will commence in late July 2017 and are anticipated to be completed by September 2017 (weather permitting). The exiting playground and some areas of the park will be closed to the public during construction.

View the final plan.

Draft concept plan

As part of Council's commitment to improve its open spaces, we've prepared a draft concept plan for park and playground upgrades at Keeley Park in Clayton South.

The draft concept plan falls within the parameters of the Keeley Park Masterplan, which was developed collaboratively with the community in 2013 and adopted by Council to guide future improvements to the park.

The plan aims to create a range of informal and formal spaces for your use.

The draft concept plan incorporates the following elements:

  • fitness area around the existing basketball half court with pull up bars, monkey bars, parallel bars, sit up bench, step ups, push up bars, seating and landscaping
  • social gathering space for the local community including a new regional shelter, BBQs, picnic tables, drinking fountain, waste bins and flexible lawn area
  • expanded playground space that features a new large climbing net with slide, flying fox, basket swing, UFO spinner, wave runner boat, swan rockers, agility board, log steppers, and traversing ‘river boats’
  • natural play elements such as hand water pump, dry creek beds, sand play, and traversable rocks and logs to create sensory experiences for children
  • improved fencing and new footpaths to improve accessibility within the park
  • tree and garden bed planting to provide shade and improve the park appearance (including selected tree removal works).

Construction timelines

The design will be updated to reflect your feedback following the consultation process, with works anticipated to begin in autumn 2017.

Let us know your thoughts

Please use the comments section below to provide your feedback on the draft concept plan, or feel free to ask a member of the project team a question.


If you have any general comments on the draft plan or overall project, please leave them here.

CLOSED: Consultation has concluded.

Hi Kylie and Ria, thanks for your feedback. There is an existing accessible public toilet located near the proposed picnic area. With regard to your splash park suggestion, we are guided by Council’s Playground Strategy that provides direction on the type of playground equipment to be included in the upgrade. In this instance, the strategy recommends providing a good range of physical, creative and imaginative play settings for children of all ages that can be used throughout the year. The City of Kingston does have great water play facilities at the Waves Leisure Centre which includes a wave pool, toddler pool and a new splash play area.

City of Kingston over 2 years ago

I'd like to see an extended playground with more activities and an area for fitness. Toilets should be on the plan, too. I think that this park needs more paths for running/walking/cycling.

ria over 2 years ago

Is there toilets on the plan? The plan cannot be zoomed in on a phone.Very happy to see that there is a water play element to this park, is it possible to expand upon this and create a splash park? We visited one in Wangaratta recently, it was a wonderful day and very inclusive for kids of all abilities.Our beaches are lovely but are not always accessible - recent water reports have not been good! A splash park would be such an asset to the area - our closest is in the city or in the Dandenongs - Kingston could be the first in the south eastern suburbs to offer a safe, disability friendly, free water play experience - what a drawcard that would be!

Kylie over 2 years ago