Kingston Park is nestled at the foothills of kunanyi on the former site of the Kingston High School and is an absolute must. Designed to be ‘uniquely Kingborough’ the playground draws on the natural Tasmanian environment.
The play space provides play opportunities for all ages and abilities and with zones specifically designed for babies, toddlers, primary-aged children, and teenagers. The playground offers a range of genres of play inspired by animals and habitats native to Kingborough. The water play area draws on the ‘floatiness’ of the Weedy Sea Dragon while the sculptural sea urchin climbing structure provides a beautiful focal element The sand pit has Thylacine bones created by local artist, Gerhard Mauszto buried under the sand for budding archaeologists to find! A Wedge Tailed Eagle’s nest swing creates the feeling of flying over the parkland.
Other play elements include dual flying fox, basketball and netball half-court, handball wall, and swings. Construction has commenced on Stage 2 which will open up more public space and improve the connecting links to the Kingborough Community Hub, Park and CBD. It will feature a pump track, events lawn, public Amenities, two undercover BBQ shelters, three exercise nodes and a gathering circle. This next stage will cater for large outdoor events and include public amenities and an undercover BBQ shelter. Expect this to be finished around mid-year. 3m shared pathways for cyclists, pedestrians, and dog walkers.
Throughout an extensive consultation process by Council, over 2000 community members provided feedback on what they wanted to see developed in the Kingston area, and they clearly listened because this truly is a stand out park.
Kingston Park Playground
Goshawk Way, Kingston, Tasmania