Your feedback on the proposed design for Douglas Street Park and playground, Redfern

We’re planning to upgrade the park and playground at Douglas Street, Redfern.

Project Status: Closed

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What we’re doing

We plan to upgrade the Douglas Street park and playground in Redfern.

We’ve developed a concept plan for the park based on your feedback from our consultation in mid-2021.

The proposal for Douglas Street park and playground includes:

  • relocating the playground equipment to increase space for everyone
  • making the ramp wider and less steep to improve access to the park
  • a new play structure that includes a slide, climbing wall, activity panels, shopfront, rubber softfall and steps for toddlers
  • nature play, including timber steppers and balance beams
  • double swing, hopscotch and trampolines
  • a new grass area, boundary plants, bubbler and seating.

As part of the proposal, we will retain the existing mature trees and plant more shrubs. We will remove 4 cocos palms and 2 small pencil pine trees to improve access to the park. They will be replaced with 3 new trees along the boundary.

Concept plan

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Why we’re doing this

This is part of our parks upgrade program where over the next 10 years we will upgrade more than 60 parks across the City of Sydney area, from small pocket parks to larger local parks. 
We’re asking local community groups and residents for their feedback on the concept design. We’re interested in understanding who uses the current playground, what works and what doesn’t. We’d also like to hear any ideas you have for the new playground. 

Next steps

We will report all feedback and design changes to Council, and we will continue to a detailed design. We will keep you updated on the progress of this project. 

How you can give feedback

Consultation closes at 5pm on Friday 11 November 2022.

Feedback may be published in publicly available reports at the end of the consultation period. Your name or organisation's name may appear in these reports with your feedback attributed. If you would like your feedback to be kept confidential, please let us know when providing your feedback. 

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