New park at The Crescent

New park at The Crescent

New open space in Annandale

We have prepared detailed designs for a new park along The Crescent in Annandale. Approximately 8,500m² of new open space will be created and added to the existing Johnstons Creek parklands.

The new space will improve the visual and physical connections of neighbouring Annandale to the existing parklands on the Glebe foreshore, and for the first time the parklands will have a street address to the west along The Crescent.

The 5 northernmost archways under the heritage-listed light rail viaduct will be up opened up to connect the new and existing parklands on both sides.

The project will include:

  • a new large open grass area at The Crescent for informal active recreation and junior sports
  • a new skate space to cater for beginner to advanced skill levels – the skate space will be linked to the playground through the reopened viaduct archways with junior skate elements located closest to the playground
  • a fully refurbished and expanded playground with a particular focus on inclusive play for children of all abilities and age groups
  • new seating areas and expanded picnic and barbecue facilities next to the skate space and playground.

A shallow turfed drainage swale will provide overland flow of stormwater from The Crescent to Johnstons Creek. This will provide adequate drainage for the new open space as well as improve the drainage of the Federal Park playing field.

Community consultation

In June 2015, the City held a targeted consultation for the design of the new skate space.

The concept design for the new open space, including the skate space was exhibited for public comment in August 2015.

Community feedback was incorporated and the refined concept design was subsequently endorsed by Council in October 2015.

A development application for the proposed new open space to the west of the light rail viaduct has been approved. The proposed changes to the existing park to the east of the light rail viaduct were not part of this development application.

Next steps

Design finalisation and construction tender in the 2nd half of 2018. 

Construction is scheduled to start in early 2019.


Lisa Dodd
Senior Design Manager
02 9265 9333

Main image: Visualisation – new open space at The Crescent.

Last updated: Wednesday, 1 August 2018