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Rocket Park Buckingham Reserve. Pic of Emma (2). Photo by Damjan Janevski. 231212_01

Tara Murray

There are parks aplenty in Brimbank.

The council has spent more than $38 million to create and upgrade a network of 116 parks, playgrounds and open green spaces since 2008.

Brimbank mayor Ranka Rasic said the ongoing development and upgrading of Brimbank’s many parks, playgrounds and open spaces remains a key priority for council.

“We want our communities to enjoy the health and wellbeing benefits of more all-purpose parks and shared open spaces for people to socialise, be active and play outdoors,” she said recently.

“The council recognises that accessibility is a key factor in making use of council facilities.

“We will continue working with the community and stakeholders to ensure our parks, playgrounds and green spaces are accessible and safe spaces for everyone in the community.

Among those parks, is the all abilities playground in partnership with Touched by Olivia Foundation.

Located at the Errington Reserve on Main Road East in St Albans, Alice’s Playspace is an exciting inclusive playspace where children of all abilities and ages can play together.

The playground equipment is designed for accessibility and inclusion, spaces that engage all of the senses, and allow carers to remain in close proximity to their family.

The council has also received government funding for four pocket parks in the area.

More parks could be on the agenda, with the council reviewing its Creating Better Parks Policy and Plan this year.