Chelsea Street Playground upgrade works

Improvements including a new artificial grass area, table and seating, and natural greenery.

Project Status: Completed

What we’re doing

Chelsea Street Playground was upgraded in July 2018 and included:

  • a new artificial grass area
  • a new table and seating
  • a new brick wall
  • new  log steppers
  • new shrubs and greenery. 

Design award

The playground's unique design and use of open space has been recognised at the 2016 Australian Institute of Landscape Architects NSW awards in the parks and open space category.

Project history

We invited comments from residents in June 2012 about how they use the playground, what they liked about it and the improvements they would like to see. The feedback was considered when the concept plan was prepared.

We also consulted with students at Bourke Street Public School to find out their ideas for the new playground. The concept plan was presented to the community at an on-site drop-in session in May 2013.

Feedback about the plan informed the design development.

Following construction, the park officially launched on Saturday 7 November 2015.

The new-look park included:

  • a new playground with a slide, swing and climbing equipment
  • more seating and spaces to relax, including a picnic cubby
  • barbecues and bike racks
  • a community garden and lawn area for general recreation and dog walking
  • new trees, shrubs and fencing.

This project also included some pavement works to Rennie Street to improve access to the park. A number of residents tend the garden plots next to the kerb and these were kept and improved.