Construction starts 28 February 2023

After two rounds of consultation, Waverley Council will upgrade the play space at Waverley Park in 2023.

This project is proudly funded by the NSW Government in association with Waverley Council.

About this project

Following consultation on the draft Waverley Park Plan of Management at the end of 2021 and a second on the concept design for the play space, we will proceed with stages 1 and 2 with the aim to start construction early 2023. We will continue to seek opportunities for additional funding to deliver stage 3 as part of the 2024/25 Capital works program.

The community supported the upgrade to increase the size, age range (toddlers to early teens) and expand the types of play experiences.

For more information, read the 2022 consultation report.

The proposed concept design reflects the community's feedback by including things like restoring the historically larger footprint, moving into areas under the trees for nature, adventure and wild play, providing upgrades to the picinic area and the creation of an accessible and inclusive facility to cater for everyone in the community.

The concept design includes:

  • New rocketship and launch control play tower
  • Accessible and inclusive play options throughout the entire concept design
  • Active play areas (swings, spinners and see-saw)
  • Toddler play area (combination play unit, rockers, picnic setting and seating)
  • Nature/adventure and sensory play areas (rope climbing, balancing, water play and musical equipment)
  • Two embankment slides (one large and one accessible)
  • Accessible picnic area with tables, BBQ and bubbler
  • Accessible intergenerational fitness area (aimed at seniors health and wellbeing)

The play space upgrade restores the historical footprint of the original playground and enhances the existing open space for our all to enjoy.

Waverley Council has received a grant from the NSW Government’s Public Spaces Legacy Program, $1.4 million has been allocated to fund stage 1 and 2.

The remaining nature/adventure play area, picnic and intergenerational fitness areas will be upgraded when funding becomes available.

This play space design achieves Waverley's vision to upgrade to a district level play space catering to all visitors as identified in Waverley Council’s Play Space Strategy, Inclusive Play Space Study and Waverley Plan of Management.

How to have your say

The consultation period closed in September 2022.