Improved parks to connect, rest and play

We’ve upgraded several playgrounds and green spaces for everyone to enjoy.

We’re upgrading 60 small parks right across our area.

The latest green spaces to get a bit of extra love will benefit residents in Camperdown, Darlington, Erskineville, Forest Lodge, Redfern and Zetland – plus anyone living in neighbouring suburbs.

“Part of the joy of living in the City of Sydney’s area is the myriad green spaces across the city where you can play, rest and spend time outdoors with friends and family,” Lord Mayor of Sydney Clover Moore said.

“There are more than 400 parks in our city, from pockets of green to large reserves. We’re constantly upgrading the facilities to make even better spaces for people to gather.”

So, what’s new about these little oases in Sydney?

Tote Park, Zetland

Families enjoying the new play equipment at Tote Park, Zetland. Credit: Abril Felman

This playground is a fantastic spot for little explorers to enjoy the outdoors in one of the country’s most densely populated suburbs.

A new custom play structure, see-saw, swings, slides and sandpit will entertain the little ones while parents can watch on as they enjoy the replaced bench seats and freshly landscaped garden areas.

We’ve also improved access with more paved areas and put in new rubber softfall.

Little Cleveland Street Reserve, Redfern

More seating and facilities for visitors to this park in Redfern. Credit: Abril Felman

We’ve made some important additions to this little green spot in Redfern while keeping some key features, like the mature trees on the northern edge.

As part of the upgrade we’ve put in a path using recycled bricks, installed garden beds and a drinking fountain and replaced the turf as well as putting in new benches and a low wall for more seating.

Minogue Crescent Reserve, Forest Lodge

We’ve improved accessibility and the play equipment next door to the PCYC in Forest Lodge. Credit: Abril Felman

As well as upgrading the play equipment, we’ve also carried out landscaping and construction work in the area to make it safer and more accessible.

We also built a new concrete ramp and sandstone retaining walls – plus we widened the footpath on Minogue Crescent.

There's a lovely levelled open lawn to enjoy with natives planted in new garden beds. We’ve also put in a new planted dry creek bed.

As part of the works, we needed to relocate 2 trees and we're planting mature trees to get shade into the park as soon as nature allows.

We installed new lighting along the main path.

Bridge Street Rest Area, Erskineville

New seating and landscaping make Bridge Street Rest Area a convenient place to meet friends and family. Credit: Abril Felman

You’ll notice new turf, shrubs and more trees in this small pocket park which is right next to Erskineville station.

As part of the upgrade, we also put in an accessible path through the site and widened the concrete area to allow more space for pedestrians and riders using the new cycleway on Bridge Street.

Vine Street Reserve, Darlington

Shade, steppers and a softfall play area make Vine Street Reserve a great spot for our smallest residents. Credit: Abril Felman

Kids will love the improvements to this park as they traverse sandstone steppers in the new nature play area, crossing timber boardwalks towards the new playground equipment surrounded by rubber softfall.

The site is better accessible with the installation of a ramp using concrete pavers.

There are also new native plants, refreshed garden space, refurbished benches and more trees and shrubs.

Park on Lyons Road, Camperdown

Better lighting and accessibility will help more of our residents enjoy the park on Lyons Road. Credit: Abril Felman

Everyone can now enjoy the outdoor fitness equipment, open turf areas, new seating and a bubbler with dog bowl after the renewal.

As part of the upgrade, we created a new illuminated diagonal path connecting Lyons Road to Lambert Street, improved access and widened, adjacent footpaths.

Drainage issues have been addressed through subtle works like more planting, and we’ve also increased new trees to help cool the park on hot summer days.

We’ve even allocated some space for local residents to one day put in their own community garden.

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