A place for everyone
A unique all-inclusive nature space for all ages and physical abilities.
The Romsey Ecotherapy Park is a unique all-inclusive nature space for all ages and physical abilities to explore, play, engage with and discover nature.
This unique, nature based therapeutic space is in the Macedon Ranges which is under an hour from Melbourne. It is just a stone’s throw from Daylesford and Spa Country.
The Park is designed not only to excite and entertain children of all ages but to also provide sensory stimulation and a healing space for reflection and relaxation for all ages.
Located on the old Romsey Primary School site, the charming school building and magnificent old oak tree remain, honouring Romsey’s heritage. The site reinforces the Park as a place to gather and strengthen community links.
Pick My Project Success ($200,000)
Romsey Ecotherapy Park Inc (REP) was delighted with the announcement in October 2018 by the Victorian State Government of the Climbing Forest submission’s success in the Pick My Project funding scheme.
REP ran an intense campaign to lobby for community votes to support the nomination of this $200,000 piece of infrastructure which will now see a challenging pole, ropes and net course installed at the southern end of the recently opened Active Nature Space of the Romsey Ecotherapy Park. At up to 3 metres high, it will be welcomed by older children, youths and adults alike.
This exciting element of the Park’s infrastructure will be installed in 2019.
Labour Government Election Commitment ($718,000)
Romsey Ecotherapy Park Inc (REP) committee members were delighted with the 18th October 2018 announcement of the State Labour Government’s funding pledge of $718,000 towards further implementation of the Romsey Ecotherapy Park. This commitment compliments the $80,000 grant pledged in 2017 by the Lancefield and Romsey Community Bank branches of the Bendigo Bank, towards the Sensory Therapeutic Space.
Macedon Ranges Shire Council ($6,000)
In July 2018, success under the Council’s Places for People Funding Scheme saw $6,000 allocated to commence plantings in the Woodland Ramble Space which is situated along the southern boundary of the Romsey Ecotherapy Park.
The Woodland Ramble planting will be undertaken in Autumn 2019 and will compliment the Active Nature Space and the installation of the climbing forest.
Freemasons Victoria / Macedon Ranges Lodge ($5,000)
Romsey Ecotherapy Park Inc is thrilled to announce that with the support of the local Macedon Ranges Lodge, the Freemasons Victoria Foundation has in February 2019, awarded a grant of $5,000 to go towards a custom designed bench seat, to be installed at the southern end of the Active Nature Space. The seat will compliment the one already installed in the northern end of the Park.
The Lancefield and Romsey Community Bank Branches of the Bendigo Bank, are proud sponsors of the Romsey Ecotherapy Park website.
In the media
“Mayor, Cr Jennifer Anderson said Council was excited to see the project underway:The North Central Review27 February 2018
“This is a much anticipated and exciting time in the Romsey region as we see this site transform into a space where the community’s health and wellbeing are central and where people can meet, engage in healthy activities, develop stronger connections and celebrate together,” Cr Anderson said.”
“Only the Beginning for Ecotherapy Park.The Free Press17 July 2018
The Romsey Ecotherapy Committee is celebrating the first stage of the park's completion, but said there is much more work to do”