In all, around 19 hectares of open space will be preserved and enhanced, creating an array of parks and playgrounds, wetlands, urban plazas and two sportsfields that will invite residents to venture outdoors and embrace a greater sense of personal and social wellbeing. Cycle paths, jogging tracks and sports facilities encourage the community to rejuvenate the body, while serene green spaces provide a peaceful escape for the mind .
A key part of Kinley’s vision is for grand open spaces and intimate pockets of serenity. Tranquil wetlands provide a new sanctuary habitat for local birdlife and aquatic fauna, and a natural escape for exploration. The planned centrepiece of Kinley’s active outdoor life will be the breathtaking Escarpment Park with picnic spots and barbecues, playgrounds, a dedicated youth precinct, a fantastic outdoor multi-sport zone, and an events lawn for festivals, twilight movies and live entertainment set against the dramatic rock escarpment.
Health and wellbeing are at the forefront at Kinley, with spaces and trails designed to encourage active living at your own pace. Cycling, running and walking will be a breeze along quiet streets and dedicated paths that weave through the neighbourhoods to the ideal spots for keeping fit, chilling out, or connecting you to Lillydale Lake and the extensive Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail.
Carefully planned, Kinley has been designed to integrate cultural and retail spaces, nature and community through a series of connected paths. Pedestrian shortcuts and bridges will provide simpler connections to where you want to be, and links to the wider community and even the Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trial help you get out and about without having to hop in the car.
In a prime location close to the heritage precinct, the proposed future school and neighbouring Box Hill Institute, a purpose-designed sports’ precinct will be home to the potential champions of tomorrow. Featuring a sports pavilion, multi-purpose courts and two manicured ovals, it will play host to district-level and junior sports competitions, sporting clubs and community groups.