Nick Ascenzo Reserve in Thomastown, is an open space reserve bordered by Alexander Avenue, Boronia Street and Waratah Street. The reserve currently comprises a number of facilities, including a playground, half basketball court, public toilets and a community and scout hall.

A master plan for Nick Ascenzo Reserve was endorsed at the Council Meeting on Tuesday 21 November 2023, providing direction for future improvements to this major open space in Thomastown.

The short, medium and long-term recommendations outlined in the plan will enhance the natural features of the park, improve safety and ensure an inclusive and distinctive reserve that provides a range of recreation, informal sport, and social opportunities for all to enjoy.

The master plan includes upgrades to ensure the Reserve is welcoming and accessible. These include improvements to the entrances, better parking facilities, a running loop, nature play, fitness stations, and a multi-purpose court. you can see the full master plan report below.

Delivery of the master plan’s recommendations are subject to funding through Council’s annual capital works program.

Community Consultation

Based on feedback received during the first stage of community consultation on the nearby Alexander Avenue shopping precinc, and during the development of the recent Thomastown and Lalor Place Framework, a draft master plan for Nick Ascenzo Reserve has been developed.

The draft master plan will guide the future development of the reserve and includes key recommendations that will create a safe and inclusive reserve to encourage people of all ages and abilities to access the park.

Some of the proposed recommendations include a new play ground and seniors exercise park, a multi-purpose court and expanded picnic area with shelter and seating, upgraded walking paths, an upgrade to the car park and better lighting and connectivity between the reserve and the Alexander Avenue shopping precinct.

Map of Nick Ascenzo reserve with key areas identified


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