Killara Park playground upgrade

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In accordance with Council’s adopted Capital Works Program, Killara Park children’s playground near Rosebery Road has been upgraded and opened to the public on 30 November 2016. 

The upgrade

Located within Sydney Turpentine Ironbark Forest, the upgraded playground takes inspiration from nature to draw upon an imaginary forest adventure and adds to the nature play opportunities of the adjacent bushland. Council has renewed the playground setting and upgraded the play equipment to maintain an engaging play experience that offers children of all ages and all abilities including their carers a valued place for play and social interaction.

View the Concept Plan (pdf. 522KB)

Key features of the playground upgrade

  • A multi-play unit with slide, ‘tree top’ cubbyhouses, climbing nets and exploratory adventure play panels for sensory play
  • Multiple swings including the inclusive 360° birds nest swing and a range of seats for all abilities
  • The Playhouse acts as a stimulus for role play games as well as ‘Gemini’ the cricket spring ride
  • Accessible rotating roundabout for everyone to use
  • An accessible path to connect the different areas of play with a combination of rubber soft fall and mulch soft fall to provide access and inclusion to play items
  • Seating areas for rest and contemplation
  • Existing trees were retained.

The playground complies with the requirements of the Australian Standards for Playgrounds and Softfall and was certified on completion of the works. The playground design and play equipment was chosen to maintain and enhance the inclusivity and accessibility of the playground for everyone to use. The playground will not be fenced enabling children to extend the game into the surrounding extents of Killara Park.

For additional information

Contact: Lino Querin, Principal Landscape Architect

Email: lquerin@kmc.nsw.gov.au

Phone: (02) 9424 0915

Fax: (02) 9424 0213

Visit: 818 Pacific Highway, Gordon