A Giant ❛Big Bass❜ Playground is Coming to Carrawood Park

  • All Ages

From the Big Banana to the Big Prawn and the Big Golden Guitar, it seems Australians can't get enough of our love of BIG things.

The suburb of Carramar in Western Sydney will soon join the list of big things in Australia as Fairfield City Council have released plans to build a giant 'Big Bass' playground!

Carrawood Park Upgrade

Carrawood Park
The giant 'Big Bass' playground is part of a mega $2-million upgrade of the eight-hectare Carrawood Park.

The Carrawood Park upgrade proposal went through two engagement phases with input from the community in 2020 and 2021 before being finalised with a completion date of 2022 set. Together with the NSW Department of Planning, Fairfield City Council have begun construction on what looks to be one of the most unique playground designs in Sydney.

The 'Big Bass' Design

New Carrawood Park
An aerial view of the Carrawood Park upgrade.

You might be wondering where the idea to design the playground in the shape of a big bass came from and you're not the only one. The unusual design of the 25-metre 'Big Bass' canopy, which covers the entirety of the new playspace, will be the centrepiece of the new playground and celebrates the park's location. The big bass canopy connects visitors of the park to nearby Prospect Creek and celebrates the First Nations people who live there. 

According to Planning and Public Spaces Minister Rob Stokes, "I'm delighted that we'll soon see this stunning design take shape, which was informed by the community and will celebrate the local First Nations people, who resided at nearby Prospect Creek."

The Carrawood Park upgrade is just one of eight parks and public spaces in NSW that are undergoing mega transformations as part of the NSW Government's $50-million Parks for People program. Carrawood Park's unique play space will encourage play for all ages and abilities following the Department’s Everyone Can Play guidelines. 

Along with the 25-metre big bass canopy, the new-look Carrawood Park will include:

  • New trees, green cover, and Wetlands Walk
  • Preservation of Cumberland Plain Woodland
  • New Nature Discovery Trail
  • New picnic and shelter area
  • New barbecue facilities
  • The Big Bass Playspace with swings, climbing nets, climbing structures, nature play areas, sandpit, and water play.

When Will the New Carrawood Park Open?

Construction has begun on the new-look Carrawood Park and it's scheduled to reopen at the end of 2022. We can't wait!

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