Fitzroy Adventure Playground Inc.

Fitzroy Adventure Playground General Appeal

The Fitzroy Adventure Playground provides children with the opportunity to play freely and creatively at no financial cost in a safe, secure environment. The playground has been operating since 1974, creating a backyard for all children whatever their circumstances or background. Located on the Atherton Gardens housing estate, the playground offers a backyard space to disadvantaged children who don't have that kind of space at home. We protect and promote the rights of children to play whatever their background or circumstances. By playing children grow and develop as individuals and as members of a community. They also learn life-skills and develop confidence and strong social networks by playing together. It is particularly important for children facing the challenges if a difficult home life, trauma, isolation or disadvantage.

Our service is run for children of school age, focussing on Primary-school aged children.

How will the funds be used?

Funds raised will be used to fund our ongoing operations. Funding we receive from the government covers the costs of opening the gates on a day-to-day basis, but for all extras like program supplies and food the Fitzroy Adventure Playground needs donations from individuals and businesses. Alongside our core operations the playground runs: Healthy Eating programs, Arts activities, a highly successful camping program, daytrips and excursions and regular sporting activities. All these activities rely on extra fundraising and donations that we receive throughout the year.

Money raised through this appeal will go directly into funding activities and programs for children and young people.

Key Areas of Expenditure

Supplies for healthy eating activities (kitchen supplies and food)
Art Supplies (paint, paper, brushes, clay etc….)
Building Supplies (timer and tools for children to build their own cubby houses)
  • Transport and admission costs for daytrips and camps
  • Paying the bills to run the site

Contact Details

cnr Condell & Young streets

Are donations tax deductible?


Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.