Parks and playgrounds

Parks and playgrounds

Improving local parks and playgrounds

We are committed to improving our local parks and playgrounds through innovative urban design.

While we make improvements to existing facilities we also aim to create more green space with new parklands across the local area.

Before we start work on our parks and playgrounds, we ask for your feedback about the plans and designs on our Sydney Your Say website.

Current works

Renwick Street playground upgrade

We are upgrading Renwick Street playground in Alexandria, to make it a more pleasant space for children and families to enjoy. The playground will be closed during the upgrade for safety reasons.

Turruwul Park fitness hub

We will install new fitness equipment and upgrade the tennis hit-up wall and court space in Turruwul Park, Rosebery.

Mary O'Brien Reserve shade sails

We are installing 2 new shade sails for the playgrounds in Mary O'Brien Reserve in Zetland.

Frazer Fountain, Hyde Park

One of Sydney’s first water bubblers in Hyde Park is being restored to its former glory.

Hyde Park stonework

We are repairing and restoring the sandstone perimeter wall and sandstone features in and around Hyde Park.

New park at The Crescent

We have prepared detailed designs for a new park along The Crescent in Annandale. Approximately 8,500m² of new open space will be created and added to the existing Johnstons Creek parklands.

John Street Reserve

We have started work to improve John Street Reserve in Glebe.

Victoria Park improvements

We will be improving accessibility and upgrading facilities at Victoria Park, Camperdown.

New park for Harold Park

We have designed a new public park in Forest Lodge, extending the network of parklands along the harbour foreshore through to adjacent neighbourhoods.

Perry Park sports centre

A multi-purpose facility is proposed for Alexandria’s Perry Park.

Hyde Park works

The City has begun a new program of works to improve and maintain Hyde Park, including tree replanting, refurbishing the Pool of Reflection, maintenance and upgrades to paths and the Museum Station café.

Completed works

Sydney Park wetlands

Stormwater collected in Sydney Park is reused to top up the wetlands and irrigate the park, and potentially be made available throughout the local area. The project has been recognised with a 2016 Good Design Award.

Fernside Skate Park upgrade

Fernside Skate Park in Waterloo has been upgraded to ensure a safe and high quality skate ramp for skateboarders to enjoy.

Fitzroy Gardens shade sail

We have installed a new shade sail in Fitzroy Gardens playground for park users to enjoy the area at all times of the day.

Quarry Green upgrade

Ultimo residents and visitors will soon enjoy more green open space, with Quarry Green having undergone an extensive makeover.

New pocket park in Newtown

The old council depot on the corner of O'Connell and Longdown streets in Newtown, will be demolished to make way for a new 15m by 10m green space.

Last updated: Tuesday, 31 May 2016