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Improving play opportunities at Jells Park

The Victorian government has allocated $3m in funding to improve play opportunities at Jells Park and we would like to hear your ideas.

Jells Park is a well-established regional scale urban park nestled in the Dandenong Creek Valley, Wheelers Hill, away from the hustle and bustle of urban life. Jells Park has long been a popular destination for walking, picnic, play and informal social sport, attracting over 900,000 visitors a year.

Developing a new vision for play at Jells Park

Jells Park has three playgrounds which have been loved by generations of children.  Best practise provision for play has changed significantly in recent years, and the timing is right to ensure that Jells Park remains a key regional destination for children and their families.

This renewed focus on improving play spaces presents an opportunity to increase accessibility and to further connect  children and families to the park. The enhancement of associated facilities to support play spaces, such as seats, picnic tables, signage and toilets will be a priority to ensure integration of the whole visitor experience. Future opportunities for nature-play based programs, such as bush kinder, school excursions and Junior Ranger activities, will also be considered throughout the design process.

Parks Victoria is interested in hearing from the community and stakeholders their ideas for how play opportunities at Jells Park can be improved. The outcomes of the community and stakeholder engagement will form part of the concept design for the next stage of the project.

Join the conversation and have your say

Between Monday 10 September and Sunday 29 September 2018, there are several opportunities for the local community, stakeholders and Jells Park visitors to share their ideas for new play areas in Jells Park. These opportunities include:

  • Pop-up engagement sessions
  • Online survey
  • Conversation toolkit for interested schools, kinders or community groups.

Pop-up engagement sessions

The project team will be hanging out at Jells Park at the following dates and times. Feel free to drop-by for a play and share your ideas.




Saturday 22 September

9am to 12pm

Jells Park, Yabbie Hill Park, Waverly Road, Wheelers Hill, Vic, 3150

Sunday 23 September

11am to 2pm

Jells Park, Yabbie Hill Park, Waverly Road, Wheelers Hill, Vic, 3150

Saturday 29 September

9am to 12pm

Jells Park, Yabbie Hill Park, Waverly Road, Wheelers Hill, Vic, 3150

Online Survey

Can’t make it to one of our pop-ups? You can share your ideas via an online survey here.

Please feel free to share the survey with your friends, family or community group. The survey will be open from Monday 10 September to Sunday 30 September 2018.

Conversation toolkit

Interested in hosting a conversation with your students or community group? We have a conversation toolkit you can use with a mix of activities for children to share their ideas for Jells Park. Please email or call 9285 9000 to get a copy.

Further information

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