Central Park Oval – lighting proposal

Have your say on a proposal to install lights around the Central Park sports oval.

Central Park oval is very popular with the surrounding community for exercise and dog walking, and is home to local soccer and cricket clubs. Currently the oval has no lighting which means the use of the space for community recreation activities and sports training is limited to daylight hours. This particularly affects activities during the winter months when it’s generally dark by early evening.

To extend the hours the oval can be used we are investigating the option of installing lights at the oval. The lights proposed are low-spill with variable lighting levels that can be adjusted to suit community recreation activities and sports training.

Before considering this proposal further we want to test the appetite of the local community for the project. We invite you to participate in an online discussion and complete a survey to help us gauge support for the lighting proposal, the design options and the hours of operation.

How to have your say

  1. Hear from the lighting consultant and give your feedback at an online session from 5.30 to 6.30pm on Thursday 14 October
  2. Complete an online survey to give your feedback on the lighting proposal by Friday 22 October.

Register for the online session, view the design options and complete the survey on the ConnectStonnington Central Park Lighting page.

This project responds to feedback from our 2019 Park Service Review public engagement program, when lighting at Central Park was highlighted as something that would increase the park’s usability and improve the perception of safety of the area.

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