Upgrade works for James Watkinson Reserve, Pyrmont

Project Status: Planned

Why we’re doing this

We developed a concept plan for the park and playground upgrade based on your feedback from our consultation in late 2020.  We then modified the design and in early 2021 asked the community for feedback. We used this feedback to refine the design, which Council approved in November 2021

What we’re doing

The upgrade includes:

  • retaining and protecting the existing mature trees and park character
  • removing the old timber stairs and platform structure
  • new link path to provide better access
  • renewing the play equipment to focus on younger children and includes slides, servery and lookout deck, double swings with bucket seat and nature play area
  • new path lights to improve night-time safety
  • replacing the barbecues with new accessible units and tables
  • providing more seats and a new water bubbler with a dog bowl
  • new table in the main park area away from the playground
  • improving the turf grass area and adding new shrub and groundcover plants.

We’re investigating:

  • a new bike rack and water taps near the barbecues
  • adding a sandpit to the playground. 

Cliff stabilisation works

We’re securing blocks of rock and the masonry wall at the northern end of the reserve. These works are expected to start in mid June 2022 and take 4 weeks to complete.