Some Of Your Favourite Sydney Playgrounds Are Getting Upgrades

If you've recently gone for a play with your little one at your local park and thought, bleh! you'll be happy to know that 10 of Sydney's playgrounds are going to receive a much-needed upgrade in the coming months.

This news has come straight from the City of Sydney and Lord Mayor Clover Moore, who released a statement this week, "Our parks and playgrounds provide safe and accessible open space for local and visiting children to play and explore. We continue to upgrade existing playgrounds and build new parks and recreation spaces for families with children in our city. These upgrades will also add more trees, plants, and increase our urban canopy and quality open spaces."

The proposed park and playground changes as put forward by the City of Sydney will include new play equipment, play areas, extra seating, easier access, and more flora.  These 10 park upgrades are part of a much bigger long-term plan to overhaul over 60 green spaces across the city.

Park and playgrounds receiving a fancy facelift include:

  • Beaconsfield Park Playground, Beaconsfield – new play equipment, climbing nets, swings, shop front, imaginative and nature play areas, and a refurbished BBQ area.

  • Cardigan Street Reserve, Glebe – new plants and repairs to fences and walls.

  • Clyne Reserve, Millers Point – new play structures, swings, and nature play area.

  • Daniel Dawson Reserve, Alexandria – new play mound with a tower; embankment slide, climbing nets, swing and spinner; nature play area and sensory planting; new picnic tables.

  • Fig Lane Park Playground, Ultimo – new play structures for younger and older children including a new double swing; and nature play areas.

  • Hollis Park Playground, Newtown – new play structure, moving play pieces and slides; climbing ropes; swings; new picnic tables and benches; and ground levelling to improve access.

  • James Hilder Playground, Surry Hills – new play equipment including a tower with slides, cubby house, climbing nets and swings; balance beams and see-saw; nature play and sensory planting; new paved forecourt; and new fitness station.

  • Kings Lane Reserve, Darlinghurst – improvements to safety, views and access

  • Palmerston Avenue Steps, Glebe – upgraded green space and improvements to access and safety

  • Strickland Park and Playground, Chippendale – new play structure and basket swing; nature play area and sensory planting; and picnic area.

  • Marks Park in Tamarama and its playground – new footpaths providing step-free access to the park facilities, a new playground upgraded to replace old equipment and expand the play experience, making sure it's not only fun but safe.

For more information on city park and playground updates, visit the website.

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