Gisborne parents are rallying for the construction of a playground on vacant land at Gisborne Fields reserve.

An online campaign has been started and parents have presented written and oral submissions to Macedon Ranges council.

Mother-of-two Natasha Sweeney told the council there was no park or playground within suitable walking distance for young children in this part of Gisborne.

Ms Sweeney first raised the idea of a playground at the reserve in a Facebook group.

“Hundreds of comments came back saying they wanted a playground there,” she said.

She has since created a Gisborne Fields Playground Group on Facebook which has so far attracted more than 70 followers.

In the council’s draft 2017-18 budget, $100,000 is earmarked to develop the grassy lot at Gisborne Fields, but it does not specify what would be developed.

Ms Sweeney said residents were so keen for a playground at the reserve that they would even be willing to fundraise.

“We’d be happy to get our own funding if we need to,” she said.

The council’s finalised budget will be announced on June 21.