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Let’s talk play

From kicking a ball around with your mates to painting by the river, there's no wrong way to play. We want to know how you like to play and where in the city you do it.

Play is for everybody at every age

We’re working to provide play opportunities and spaces for everyone in our community and we need your input.

It’s not just about playgrounds. Play opportunities could be in parks, reserves, schools, natural and open spaces, on our streets and footpaths, and at Council facilities such as pools and libraries.

It’s also not just about kids – we want to hear from a range of age groups.

Let us know where you play

Do you bike around your street? Do you paint by the Esplanade? Or search for Pokémon at your local sportsfield? There are so many kinds of play, and we invite you to have a play on our interactive map. Let us know about how you like to play, what stops you from playing, or if you have an idea. 

Why is play important?

While play is fun, it’s also critical for the development of social, physical and emotional skills. Play:

  • sets the foundation for literacy and learning and encourages communication
  • gives us the chance to be spontaneous and express ourselves in different ways
  • allows us to move and test our physical boundaries
  • teaches patience and understanding
  • helps us learn how to make decisions in tricky situations.