About

2007
Kyneton Community Playground Group formed out of Cobaw Community Health’s Strengthening Families Project.
2008 November
Macedon Ranges Shire Council grants in-principle support to design and develop a new district-level playground.
2009 May – July
Kyneton Community Playground Group undertakes community consultation to determine park features and preferred location, surveying 200 community groups and more than three thousand local households.
2009 July
An independent committee for Kyneton Community Park is established and incorporated. The title “Community Park” is chosen to emphasise the space is not just for children, but the whole community. 
2010 June
Following community feedback and independent site analysis, Macedon Ranges Shire Council proposes the lower arboretum of the Kyneton Botanic Gardens as the preferred location for a community park.
2010 September
Public Records Office of Victoria grants Kyneton Community Park $8,900 for the “Steps Through Time” heritage pathway around the site of the Kyneton Community Park.
2011 November
Macedon Ranges Shire Council grants $30,000 towards the development of a site plan for Kyneton Community Park.
2012 July
Andrew Laidlaw of Laidlaw and Laidlaw and designer of acclaimed Children’s Garden at Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens engaged to design Kyneton Community Park.
2012 November
Master plan for Kyneton Community Park by Laidlaw and Laidlaw unveiled at community event “Picnic in the Park” at the park site.
2013 May
Macedon Ranges Shire Council allocates $400,000 in its 2013 – 2014 Budget (including $300,000 of funding contributed from other sources).

2013 August

Federal Liberal party commits $500,000 to project should it form government after Federal Election

2015 January

Kyneton Community Park Inc formally hands over management of project to Macedon Ranges Shire Council.