Park fitness equipment

Park fitness equipment

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Playgrounds, outdoor exercise equipment, basketball courts, skate parks and water play areas in parks are now closed to comply with national regulations.

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Outdoor fitness equipment

We will be installing new fitness equipment in several parks across the local area and will upgrade or replace existing fitness equipment in some parks.

Our park fitness equipment plan aims to increase outdoor fitness equipment in our parks and to encourage greater community participation in physical activity to benefit health and wellbeing.

The plan will ensure all members of the community will be within a 10-minute walk of outdoor fitness equipment.

The plan covers:

  • Physical exercise overview and principles.
  • Equipment types:
    • static – no moving parts
    • dynamic – moving parts requiring a person's body weight to activate
    • custom – catering for a specific age, ability or imported equipment such as ropes, harnesses or bands.
  • Equipment layouts:
    • hub – one contained area
    • cluster – several fitness areas close together
    • trail layout – multiple pieces or groups of equipment spread over a distance.
  • Associated infrastructure such as drinking fountains, surfaces, seating, bike racks, toilet locations, shade and landscaping.

Find out more in the City's park fitness equipment plan.

Potential sites

We assessed potential sites for new outdoor fitness equipment and consulted the local community to provide feedback. The following shortlist of recommendations was then developed:

  • Turruwul Park, Rosebery
  • Alexandria Park, Alexandria
  • Waterloo Park, Waterloo
  • Observatory Hill Park, Millers Point (upgrade existing)
  • Pirrama Park, Pyrmont
  • South Sydney Rotary Park, Eveleigh (replace existing)
  • Embarkation Park, Potts Point
  • Johnstons Creek Parklands, Glebe
  • James Hilder Reserve, Surry Hills
  • Gunyama Park, Green Square
  • Victoria Park, Chippendale.

Existing sites

  • Observatory Hill Park, Millers Point
  • Wentworth Park, Glebe
  • Sydney Park, St Peters
  • Prince Alfred Park, Surry Hills
  • Bicentennial Park, Glebe
  • Perry Park, Alexandria
  • Bourke Street Park, Woolloomooloo
  • South Sydney Rotary Park, Erskineville.


For more information about the City's park fitness equipment plan, please contact:

Hugh Myers
Program Manager Parks Services
02 9265 9333

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Last updated: Monday, 30 March 2020