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Designing Apex Park

Designing Apex Park

Student feedback

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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.

3D render of Apex Park showing play equipment

3D render of Apex Park showing BMX track

Apex Park concept map.

Basket SwingRopes CoursesRubber Softball SurfaceTalk TubeDDA SpinnerSteel Reeds and Talk TubeBalance Bar, Logs & Rocks Concrete EdgeConcrete EdgeShelters with 6 Seating BenchesBitumen Access Path (Width 2m)Beginner Pump Track (Width 2m)Intermediate Pump Track (Width 1.7m)Advanced Pump Track (Width 1.7m)BMX Jump Line (Width 2.5m)

Click on any image to enlarge it and then use the arrows or your keyboard to scroll through the gallery.

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 icon Climbing rope net with timber posts

Basket swing icon Basket swing

Balancing logs icon Balancing logs

Accessible roundabout icon Accessible roundabout for spinning

Stepping logs icon Stepping logs

Dried creek bed icon Dry creek bed

Talking tubes icon Talking tubes

The most popular features and ideas to include in the BMX/pump track were:

BMX icon Lots of rollers, jumps and corners in the track

BMX icon A start and finish line

BMX icon 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.

What's next?

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.

Learn more

We've created educational and fun activities for you to enjoy including some online games. Check them out.