Golden Grove playground upgrade, Bicentennial Park

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Council is currently upgrading the Golden Grove playground at Bicentennial Park, Lofberg Road, West Pymble. Construction is due for completion in April 2018, subject to weather conditions. Council’s goal is to renew the existing playground to ensure it remains an engaging play experience that children and carers of all ages and all abilities are able to enjoy.

The proposed playground will comply with the requirements of the Australian Standards for playgrounds and softfall and will be certified on completion of the works. Upgrading the play area will ensure that Bicentennial Park continues to be an inclusive destination place for children and their families and also complement the Park’s existing diverse mix of open space opportunities.

The Golden Grove playground was the recipient of a 2004 Kidsafe Design Award of Excellence and was designed to provide a playground full of diverse activities with an emphasis on inclusivity and accessibility. Due to the popularity and heavy use of the playground, the existing play equipment and infrastructure has reached the end of its useable asset life and will be demolished. All suitable materials will be recycled.

Council will be upgrading the amenities block adjacent to the aquatic centre in Bicentennial Park, commencing 5 February 2018. The amenities will be closed until mid-May 2018, weather permitting. During this time alternative amenities/portaloos will be provided adjacent to the existing block.

Council will also be upgrading two timber bridges within the park. The major bridge connecting the Lofberg Rugby Oval to the playground precinct will be replaced. The bridge will be closed from 7 February 2018, until the end of April 2018. During this time, residents can use the bridge at the bottom of the adjacent path to cross the creek. The other bridge scheduled for replacement is the small timber bridge adjacent to the scout hall area, which will also be closed during this time.

View the Concept Plan

Golden Grove Playground Upgrade Concept Plan (pdf. 660KB)

Community consultation

Residents were invited to comment on the proposed playground concept plan to enable Council to finalise the design.

Comments closed 18 November 2016 and the final concept plan was adopted at the Council meeting 6 December 2016.

More information

If you have any questions not answered by this web page, please contact:

Nick Brown, Landscape Architect 

E: nbrown@kmc.nsw.gov.au

P: (02) 9424 0916