Lapwing Reserve was officially opened on 17 January 2017. The reserve adds nearly 2,000 square metres of parkland to the previously existing park in Carcoola Road. The name for the park was chosen by residents after a community survey in 2015, and takes inspiration from the masked lapwing plover birds which are native to Australia and inhabit the park.
The reserve was created through Ku-ring-gai Council's purchase of two properties previously owned by Roads and Maritime Services. This purchase was funded by Section 94 contributions, which are funds generated by new development and reserved for the creation of community facilities such as parks and playgrounds.
The park features:
- An open play area and grassy hill fort at the rear of the site
- New equipment including slides, swings, a see-saw, roundabout, toddler spinner, log steppers and cubby playhouse
- A drinking fountain and shaded picnic shelter
- Nature play elements such as rock scrambles and logs, and landscaping including shade trees
- Full fencing with accessible gates
Picnic table with shelter
Picnic table without shelter
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