New park for Harold Park
Open public space
The City of Sydney has designed a new public park in Forest Lodge, extending the network of parklands along the harbour foreshore through to adjacent neighbourhoods.
Work will begin in November 2015 and is scheduled to be completed in August 2016, depending on the weather.
The design highlights the existing setting and history of the site while also providing space for ecological diversity, recreation and underground stormwater capture.
The new park is the result of the City's work with the community to ensure one-third of the Harold Park residential development was dedicated to public open space. It is set to be an important recreation and community space for people living in Glebe, Forest Lodge and Annandale.
The new park is also a key project within the Johnstons Creek Parklands master plan, which aims to protect and enhance harbour foreshore lands at Glebe, Annandale and Forest Lodge, create new parks, new community and sporting facilities and better walking and cycling connections.
Under the plan, the new park provides a green connection from Wigram Road and The Crescent through to the existing Glebe foreshore parks.
New public park
In March 2014, we once again consulted with the community on the new public park in Harold Park. Using feedback from the consultation, as well as technical information gained from working onsite, we refined the design, which Council endorsed in May.
The design focuses on creating a park that celebrates local flora and fauna and the cliff face, a key character of the Harold Park site.
It will provide a range of spaces for recreation and play, gatherings and picnics and a large open village green.
You can download the detailed design.
Key features include:
- open spaces and habitat areas linked by the existing cliff line
- stormwater harvesting and treatment
- cycling and walking paths connecting neighbourhoods and parklands
- playgrounds, picnic areas and open grass spaces
- historical interpretations and art opportunities
- lighting and park furniture
Last updated: Friday, 30 October 2015