Redfern Park upgrade

Redfern Park upgrade

Major upgrade for Redfern Park

Redfern Park’s $32 million facelift opened up the area around the playing field to provide much-needed open space.

Sport and recreation

The aim of the oval refurbishment was to provide sporting, athletic and recreational opportunities for a broad range of community, school and sporting groups.

The South Sydney Rabbitohs were an integral part of the overall project. The upgrade guaranteed a professional level training ground for the team, together with facilities such as change rooms, a weights room, meeting room and storage.

It now allows a limited number of pre-season and exhibition matches, with perimeter fencing to protect the field.

The City manages the new facility for the whole community and provides a high level of maintenance to ensure quality control of the training field.

Grandstand and oval

Works included:

  • Creating more open space by removing the old grandstands, high concrete walls and fences
  • Constructing of the state-of-the-art sports field
  • Improving spectator facilities by installing the grass terraces and building the new grandstand
  • Providing new training facilities for the South Sydney District Rugby League Football Club and playing facilities for local teams
  • Building a new kiosk and room for club and community use.

The park

Works included:

  • Planting of new trees, shrubs and grass, including fig trees in the southern half of the park
  • Installing the new children’s playground and interactive water feature
  • Upgrading of all the paths and kerbs
  • Installing the new lights and park furniture
  • Restoring the park’s historic features such as the fountain and war memorial.


Peter Day
Parks Contract Coordinator
02 9265 7570

Last updated: Friday, 23 March 2018