Everyone can now enjoy Rye’s foreshore playground

Published on 17 October 2017


Rye’s much-loved foreshore playground has undergone recent refurbishments to allow everyone to enjoy the play space.

The previous soft fall playground surface has been replaced with a more even rubber-based material made from recycled tyres.

This new surface will allow people of all abilities and ages to access this playground via a stable surface.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Councillor Bev Colomb said “this is a fantastic upgrade for all those family members who in the past may have had to watch their children or grandchildren from the sidelines because they couldn’t gain access to the play areas”.

Nepean Ward Councillor Bryan Payne said “Mornington Peninsula Shire is committed to improving and develop new playgrounds to meet the needs of our growing community and we look forward to seeing families thrive from this much-needed improvement”.

Fellow Nepean Ward Councillor Hugh Fraser added "the Rye foreshore playground with its spectacular sails was built by the Rye community for the Rye community. This recent renovation will make it even more accessible particularly for children with disabilities. Together with the new foreshore boardwalk budgeted for construction by Council this financial year, these are marvellous improvements to the Rye foreshore."

Accessible play spaces provide significant community benefit being an important component of social wellbeing, and healthy, active lifestyles for all.

There are around 9,000 residents on the peninsula with some form of mobility disability, and many other people such as parents with prams and young children, will benefit from this improvement.

The Shire has 145 playgrounds around the peninsula with a variety of play experiences and equipment to suit all ages and abilities. 

The Shire has committed to planning, renewing, upgrading and constructing various playgrounds across the peninsula this year, including:

  • Citation Reserve, Mount Martha
  • West Park Reserve, Hastings
  • Arthur Peterson Reserve, Crib Point
  • Yambil Reserve, Rosebud
  • Babington Reserve, Hastings
  • Lawsons Reserve, Rosebud
  • Clarendon Reserve, Somerville
  • Cape Schanck.

To see what playgrounds are in the local area visit mornpen.vic.gov.au/playgrounds.