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Playground Shade Program

We’re bringing shade to our fantastic open spaces with our Playground Shade Program.

To enable the community to enjoy our open spaces and tropical outdoor lifestyle we have adopted a six-year program where artificial shade will be provided to enhance existing natural shade at playgrounds throughout our parks. Currently, over 80 playgrounds now have shade structures installed over the play equipment.

City of Darwin is currently undertaking a Playground Strategy, auditing all 125 parks with playgrounds.

The results of which shall guide the installation, replacement and rationalisation of all playgrounds, outdoor exercise stations and other recreation assets including playground shading across the municipality.

This strategy, scheduled for completion in June 2020, shall guide decision making around future upgrades to playground shading ensuring an equitable distribution to quality playgrounds and assets.

Development of the Strategy will involve a municipality-wide community engagement process, which Council encourages all residents to take part in.

Information will be available on the Engage Darwin website:

Photo Gallery

Scroll through our gallery to see the recently completed playground shade projects.

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