Playgrounds, Parklands and Ping-Pong At The New Ismay Reserve
A playground beneath the new Westconnex overpass on the M4 motorway might seem a strange juxtaposition, but this popular community recreational park next to Powells Creek has taken an unused corridor in Sydney’s west and created a 2.5-hectare park with loads of family-friendly activities and facilities. So, when you look at it that way…
Opened in September 2019, it is already a favourite with locals, and it’s no surprise - the area has been thoughtfully designed with feedback from the community. As a result, the former Arnotts Reserve has been transformed into a fun, family hub with a children’s playground, new cycle and walking paths, undercover table tennis, futsal court, BBQ facilities with undercover eating areas, exercise stations, fully accessible amenities and hand-painted art murals from Sydney artists.
Delivered as a part of the New M4 Legacy Project to provide quality open spaces for communities impacted by the construction, 160 trees have also been planted in the broader environment to enhance the natural landscape amidst the urban jungle.
As a whole, an expansive 5.5-hectare area has been created with interconnected parks, plenty of green areas for sitting, playing and picnicking, and new pedestrian and cycle paths for enhanced accessibility across the local area.
It's just a short walk from North Strathfield and Homebush train stations with entries at Parramatta Road, Allen Street, Ismay Avenue, Underwood Road and Powell Street.
Where: Ismay Reserve, Homebush (previously known as Powells Creek).
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