Park design guidelines

Park design guidelines

Parks are an essential ingredient for enhancing the liveability of our city. They provide social, health, economic and environmental benefits to everyone in our community.

We developed a Park Design Guideline to ensure our community is provided with quality, safe and sustainable public parks.

Park Design Guideline(PDF, 4MB)

Park infrastructure specifications and standard drawings

To ensure park infrastructure is fit for community purpose, we developed minimum design standards for park infrastructure.

Parks infrastructure must be sustainable, robust and cost-effective. The specifications and drawings are intended for use by stakeholders, contractors, consultants and developers who are involved in developing park infrastructure.

Specifications and standard construction drawings(PDF, 3MB)

Open space solutions in high density areas report

Our population is growing fast, placing increased demands on our existing network of parks.

There is limited ability to acquire new parkland within the high density areas of our city, so alternative solutions are needed for the future.

This report highlights:

  • health and cost implications of inactivity
  • need for open space
  • challenges we face in providing sport, recreation, and open space in high density areas
  • current planning in relate to policy and the demographic/economic characteristics of the high density areas
  • an outline of practices/examples used in other high density cities that are trying to maximise health outcomes while balancing affordable provision of sport, recreation and open space
  • a series of options that might be applicable for our future sport, recreation and open space deliverables.

Open space practices in high density areas(PDF, 3MB)