Boden Reserve

Boden Reserve Playground Upgrade

The Strathfield 2025 Community Strategic Plan outlines a commitment of ‘Liveable Neighbourhoods’ which will have high quality sustainable innovative playground development.

As part of this undertaking we routinely review playgrounds to identify current and future demand for upgrade or new playgrounds for the local community. The  playground at Boden Reserve, Strathfield was identified as needing an upgrade.

Current activities and objectives for playgrounds include:

•   To make Councils playgrounds more exciting and innovative

•   To cater for a wider age group

•   To implement inclusive/all ability playgrounds

•   To provide activities for teenagers and youth

•   Provide a wider range of activities and experiences

•   To continue to improve safety and lower risk

Strathfield's playgrounds provide both physical and intellectual activities encouraging children to learn and grow, developing their minds and bodies in a safe and fun environment.

A copy of the design plan is located here. Planning is underway for construction of the playground, and is expected to commence by end of June 2017 (weather pending).

Location

Pemberton Road and Howard Street Strathfield.

Facilities

  • Children's Playground
  • Open space for informal recreational use

About Boden Reserve

Boden Reserve is a neighbourhood park designed as an integral feature of the surrounding residential area, providing recreation opportunities and enhancement of local amenity and streetscape.  The objective of this park is provision of safe play areas especially for children under surveillance of adults.  This park features a dedicated children’s playground.

History

The land on which Boden Reserve is built is divided by a large and deep drain.  The land was acquired by Strathfield Council for a public park as the land was considered unsuitable for building.  This park was named in honour of Frederick Boden, an Alderman of Strathfield Council [1924-33].  (Reference: Jones, C, Parks, Reserves & Memorials of Strathfield, 2004). 

Transport and Accessibility

Access to Bay to Bay Cyclepath/Walking is a short distance from Boden Reserve 

Bus and Train – Trip Planner provides information on public transport including timetables and routes.

Parking is available on Pemberton Road and Howard Street. 

Click here for street map of Boden Reserve