The top three activities currently undertaken in the park are:
- Bike ride
- Taking a short cut – passing through
- Playground visits
The characteristics which respondents most like are the open space parkland, with abundant vegetation, good cycleway and footpaths – as well as the playground and off-leash dog facilities. Consistent with this, the current services and facilities which are most appreciated at present are as follows:
- Open Space
- Quality of paths
When asked to identify future improvements, respondents prefer those improvements which would enhance their current usage of the park – extended cycle and footpaths, improved facilities including an extended playground (in the current location), an unlocked toilet, and increased plantings across the park.
This consultation served a useful educational purpose, in that many respondents did not know the range and number of activities and facilities already in the park, such as the basketball and netball court, the off-leash dog area and public art installed along the creek.
The results have informed the creation of the Islington Park Concept Master Plan, with works commencing in 2012. Key elements of the community's aspirations for the park have been taken up in these designs.
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