A.H. Ford Reserve
A.H. Ford Reserve is an important neighbourhood community park that caters for the north-western residential pocket of Altona.
Council is completing a full reserve upgrade including a new playground, picnic facilities with a shelter, new pathways, new lighting linking the path between Lindwood Ave and Belmar Ave, and new landscaping along with the installation of a new irrigation system.
12 October 2020
Council is nearing completion of the full reserve upgrade to A.H. Ford Reserve.
The path lighting and irrigation installation has recently been completed. Planting of new trees and garden beds has also recently been completed to take advantage of the cooler climatic conditions to allow for proper establishment.
In response to requests from the local community, Council will soon be undertaking works to install additional playground equipment at AH Ford Reserve.
The additional play equipment will complement the recent park and playground upgrade works and will feature a new tower unit with slide, a see-saw, two rockers and a junior slide for younger children.
Works are scheduled to commence mid-October and are expected to take approximately two to four weeks to complete. The reserve will remain open to the public but there will be localised barricading around work areas.
We thank you for your patience and understanding and know local families will enjoy playing on the new equipment once installed.
The journey so far
In 2017, the former Altona West Kindergarten was demolished and the former building site has been returned to parkland.
Community members felt very strongly about the demolition of the Altona West Kindergarten. In early 2018, Council worked with the community to develop an agreed staged park improvement plan for A.H. Ford Reserve.
Council would like to acknowledge everyone who attended one of the three drop-in sessions or took the time to provide feedback either online or in writing.
The feedback we received was mostly positive, but there were a few concerns about the idea of a community garden. Council took the feedback into consideration and has not included a community garden as part of the A.H. Ford upgrade project.
The final concept plan can be viewed on the Participate website. A new lighting concept plan has been introduced in addition to the previous scope of works, see the lighting concept plan attached(PDF, 2MB).
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