A Giant ❛Big Bass❜ Playground Opens at 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 is now home to something BIG in the form of the '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 finally opening to the public on 18 May 2023.

Together with the NSW Department of Planning, Fairfield City Council have given the community one of the most unique playground designs in Sydney.

Two New Playgrounds Opening at Bareena Park & Fairfield Heights Park

The 'Big Bass' Design

Big Bass Playground
Big Bass Playground

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, is the centrepiece of the new Carrawood Park 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. 

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 encourages 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 includes:

  • 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, a sandpit, and water play.

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