Construction Begins on Nurragingy Reserve Playspace

  • All Ages

The City of Blacktown will soon be home to a brand-new, inclusive-designed playspace as the council has just thrown $1.9 million dollars into the construction of Nurragingy Reserve. 

Blacktown City Council have partnered with Variety - the Children’s Charity to bring the first citywide inclusive playspace designed and delivered by the Council and something tells us the kids are going to go crazy over this place!

Construction is Underway at Nurragingy Reserve

An artist's impression of Nurragingy by landscape architects AECOM.

According to Blacktown City Mayor Tony Bleasdale OAM, "Council is committed to providing more opportunities for our residents to be more active, more
often, and this playspace will be a wonderful addition to the more than 1,000 parks in Blacktown City."

"This project is the first citywide inclusive playspace designed and delivered by Blacktown City Council and will include fun elements for people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to enjoy. The playspace will embrace the bushland character of Nurragingy Reserve, with a ‘megafauna theme’ which incorporates ancient animals that lived with the Dharug people," he added.

A Playspace for All Abilities

The existing bushland setting at Nurragingy will be highlighted in the design of the new playspace. Nurragingy Playspace will be themed around the Cretaceous period with references to marine reptiles of the Eromanga Sea, dinosaurs, giant dinosaur eggs, fossil excavation sandpits, play monster sculptures and more.

Along with all the usual suspects you find at outdoor playspaces (bike tracks, climbing structures, swings, trampolines, and seesaws), the focal point of Nurragingy will be the incredible elevated walkway. The customised elevated walkway will surround the playspace at a height of 3.5 metres and feature various play opportunities along the walk, not to mention awesome views across the entire reserve. 

The inclusive playspace will be accessible for all children of all abilities. 

Vanessa Barry, Chief Executive Officer from Variety - the Children’s Charity said, "Variety is proud to work alongside communities, to make an inclusive playspace a reality. Variety Livvi’s Place playspaces are a key element of our broader mission to make sure no child misses out on what they need to join in to be just like everyone else.”

"The Variety Livvi’s Place Nurragingy is an exciting part of our mission to make play available to all kids within their community. It’s been an exciting project to be a part of and we cannot wait to see the community enjoying this innovative playspace."

Nurragingy Reserve Playspace Location & Opening Date

The new Nurragingy Reserve Playspace will be located at Nurragingy Reserve, Knox Road, Doonside and is set to open in spring 2022.

Visit Variety for more information and updates.

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