Bolton Park Inclusive Playspace - Livvi's Place


The Bolton Park inclusive playground - "Livvi's Place" - was completed in August 2018.

About the project (completed August 2018)

A world class inclusive playspace is being built in Wagga Wagga's CBD.

Set to be complete by September 2018, the project began in late 2016 when Wagga Wagga City Council and national charity Touched by Olivia Foundation entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to assist in the delivery of the city's first inclusive playspace at Bolton Park. The Touched By Olivia Foundation creates unique, special places, known as Livvi’s Place playgrounds, that provide social inclusion for all children and their families.

In November 2017 grant funding of $400,000 was committed by the State Government to deliver Livvi’s Place Wagga Wagga.

In addition to the state grant, a number of funding contributions had also been committed to the playspace, including $100,000 from Wagga Wagga City Council, $75,000 from the NSW Government Office of Sport and Recreation and significant funding from Wagga Wagga’s Northcott, Teys Australia and Variety Australia.

Inclusive play space
LET'S PLAY: Council’s Strategic Asset Planner (Parks and Recreation) Ben Creighton with Wagga mum Leila Bright and her daughter Mia, 3. Wagga is set to get the regions first inclusive playspace, which is being built in partnership with the Touched By Olivia Foundation.

What's coming?

The Livvi’s Place Wagga Wagga inclusive playspace is set to include a variety of ground-level accessible or adjustable-height equipment, including trampoline and carousel, wheelchair-friendly swing and inclusive see-saw.

There will also be a multi-directional swing with nest seat, climbing platform structure and a range of interactive sensory pieces and panels.

The playground is also set to feature a range of floor coverings including mulch, grass and rubber softfall. Plantings, rocks, logs and wooden totem poles will complete the overall natural landscape.

Security and safety features as well as a barbecue area for get-togethers has also been included in the design.

It's open!

Livvi’s Place officially opened on 28 August 2018.

Livvi's Place is officially open
IT'S OPEN!: Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga Councillor Greg Conkey OAM, Wagga Mum Lelia Bright representing the Touched by Olivia Foundation, Premier of NSW Gladys Berejiklian, Minister for Planning and Housing Anthony Roberts, NSW Commissioner for Open Space and Parklands Fiona Morrison and dozens of excited children and parents gathered for the occasion.

Opening of Livvi's Place
THE WAIT IS OVER: Excited Wagga children enjoy their first play time at Livvi's Place playground

Want more?

  • Media Release - Livvi's Place Inclusive Playground takes shape (released 10 July 2018)
  • Concept design
  • Media release - It all amounts to something BIG - donations now open to help deliver Wagga’s inclusive play space
  • Media release -  Council and Livvi's Place join to deliver city's first inclusive play space
  • Media release - First sod turned