People of all ages and abilities engage in play. Play helps to enhance mental, physical and emotional well-being and is a good use of leisure time. Play happens at our parks, natural areas, beaches, public swimming pools, playgrounds, outdoor exercise stations, skate facilities, youth precincts, public art installations, ball courts, civic centres, bicycle tracks and many other locations.
Wollongong City Council is in a unique position to enable, enhance and promote play opportunities by providing a broad range of quality facilities, infrastructure and programs.
As at May 2014, we have 155 play spaces stretching from Helensburgh to Windang. These range from local level play spaces to regional key recreation destination play spaces. Our play spaces are identified according to a hierarchy which indicates the size, play opportunities, cost and service levels of our play spaces. According to this hierarchy, we have 10 Regional, 16 District, 44 Neighbourhood and 85 Local play spaces.
Council has an adopted Play Wollongong Strategy 2014-2024 which recognises that a strategic city wide approach to play opportunities is needed to ensure we meet the community’s needs and use available resources wisely.
View the Play Wollongong Strategy and supporting documents by clicking on the links on the right of this page.