We’ve worked with you, the children of Stratford, to improve Apex Park by building a new BMX/pump track and nature-based playground.
In 2020, the children of Stratford voted for what they’d like included in the new nature-based playground and BMX/pump track.
We’ve created the first design based on those votes, and now we’re working to finalise the design based on what you told us.
We’ll present to you the final design of Apex Park in the coming months.
Explore your new park
Explore the map and concept designs below.
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What you told us
In 2020, we visited St. Patrick’s Primary School and Stratford Primary School and asked students to vote on their favourite playground equipment and features they wanted to see in the new BMX/pump track.
The most popular playground equipment you voted on included:
Climbing rope net with timber posts
Accessible roundabout for spinning
Dry creek bed
The most popular features and ideas to include in the BMX/pump track were:
Lots of rollers, jumps and corners in the track
A start and finish line
Different sections in the track for beginner, intermediate and advanced riders
Do you have questions?
If you have any questions about the concept design or the construction of the new bridge, post them below and we will answer them on this page.
Questions received so far
Q. Will you knock down the Shakespeare playground?
A. No, the existing Shakespeare playground will stay and the new nature-based playground and BMX/pump track will be built next to it.
Q. Will I be able to ride my scooter on the BMX/pump track?
A. Yes. The BMX/pump track will be made of asphalt and is suitable for skateboards, scooters, rollerblades, mountain and BMX bikes.
Q. I wanted a zip-line across the river – why wasn’t this included?
A. We looked at all of the feedback and ideas you gave us earlier in the year.
We included the most popular ideas, to ensure the concept design reflected what the majority of community wants to see in Apex Park.
Some suggested ideas were deemed too costly, too difficult to achieve or not within the scope of the project, including a zip-line crossing the Avon River, rocket play equipment, a swimming pool, a fish pond and a basketball court.
We’ll review your feedback and ideas to finalise the design for the improved Apex Park.
We’ll show you the final design in the coming months before we start building it.
Your new nature-based playground and BMX/pump track will be ready for you to use early next year and so will the new rail bridge over the Avon River.
We've created educational and fun activities for you to enjoy including some online games. Check them out.