More than 100 people turned out for the fun day and consultation at Daisy Bank in Horns Road.
There was plenty to keep the youngsters busy with fire jugglers, card making, seed planting, face painting and a barbecue.
The children were also invited to cast their three votes on the play equipment they would like to see in the playground.
The event was organised by Friends of Daisy Bank and supported by Stroud Town Council.
Once the votes have been counted, the play equipment will be chosen and the fundraising will begin. It could cost up to £30,000.
“We have tried to make this consultation as inclusive as possible,” said Hayley Shortt, chairperson of the Friends of Daisy Bank.
“The turnout has exceeded our expectations and it’s fantastic. What has been nice is that people have joined in and supported this event with whatever they could do. It’s been a real community celebration.”
Town councillor, Steve Hurrell, who represents the area, praised the Friends.
“They have done tremendous work in getting the community involved in Daisy Bank and its future. The town council is very pleased to support such a dedicated community group.”