Richlands and Forest Lake Parks Open New Playgrounds, Scooter Track

Hancock Park, Kathleen Street Park, and Settlers Village Park now have two new playgrounds and a scooter track, giving families in Richlands and Forest Lake new options for quality time with their children. 

Playground | Hancock Park, Forest Lake

The new, bigger playground in Hancock Park on 27 Huon Place opened at the end of September 2022, earlier than expected, after works to install new equipment and expand the playground were completed.

The new play equipment includes a slipper slide, climbing frame, and interactive panels. The updates also include new seating, edging, and retaining blocks. 

Scooter Track | Kathleen Street Park, Richlands

Kathleen Street Park on 26 Kathleen Street has a new scooter track, part of the Council’s scooter track initiative . This is part of a batch that also includes two other scooter tracks in Paul Conti Park, Hemmant, and Wittonga Park, The Gap.

These tracks were based on the award-winning scooter track in Bradbury Park in Kedron which was opened in June 2021. The Paul Conti Park scooter track project also includes a new playground next to the track and a new picnic shelter. 

The Kathleen Street Park track was also completed in September 2022 and is open to visitors of all ages.

Playground | Settlers Village Park, Forest Lake

The Settlers Village Park playground on 100 Flinders Crescent, also completed in September 2022, received a makeover that includes new rock walls, a net rope climber, track slide, swings, rocker, and a shop panel, along with sandstone block retaining walls.