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New park for Harold Park

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.

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

We consulted with the community on a concept design for the new public park at Harold Park in November 2012. Using feedback from the consultation, we refined the design.

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 developed plan below.

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: Tuesday, 1 April 2014