A.H. Ford Reserve, Altona

 A.H. Ford Reserve is an important neighbourhood community park that caters for the north-western residential pocket of Altona.

The park features include:

  • a playground 
  • a junior size cricket oval
  • seating
  • mature shade trees
  • a  small storage shed  
  • a toilet block.

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. As a result of the local community concerns around the future of the site, Council returned to the community in early 2018 to consult and discuss the upgrade to A.H. Ford Reserve and to develop an agreed staged park improvement plan.

There have been three drop-in sessions, the first one was held on 3 March 2018, the second on 18 August 2018 and the final drop-in session was held on 16 December 2018. Council would like to acknowledge and thank everyone who attended our drop in sessions or took the time to provide feedback either online or in writing.

The feedback we have received was mostly positive, but there were a few concerns, in particular with reference to the idea of a community garden. Council has taken the feedback into consideration and has chosen not to include a community garden as part of the A.H. Ford upgrade project.

Moving forward, Council has developed a detailed concept plan for the community park. The concept plan can be viewed on the Participate website along with a survey asking for feedback on what types of playground equipment should be included in the play space upgrade. 

For more information on this project visit Councils Participate website.




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