Strathfield Council has 28 playgrounds located in parks and reserves throughout the Strathfield Municipality. These playgrounds are designed for many different age groups, and each playground provides a different range of activities for its users. Improvements and maintenance aim to ensure that playgrounds meet a diverse range of current and future community needs including specific age groups and people with disabilities.

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.

Current activities and objectives for playgrounds include: 

  • To make Councils playgrounds more exciting and innovative
  • To cater for a wider age group
  • To provide activities for teenagers and youth
  • Provide a wider range of activities and experiences
  • To continue improve safety and lower risk

Playground Upgrades

Strathfield Council is reviewing construction of 18 new/upgraded playgrounds located in parks and reserves throughout the Strathfield Municipality.

Planning is underway for construction of the playgrounds at:

  • Strathfield Park – the premier playground will include an area for all-abilities and inclusive playground along with a modern high intensity playground with shade structures, fencing and soft fall rubber.
  • Austin Park – upgrade including fencing, shade structure and soft rubber replacing the bark flooring.
  • Cooke Park – upgrade to new equipment including fencing, tower, swing-a-way, beach buggy, shade structure and soft fall rubber.
  • Ford Park - upgrade of tower, swing-a-way, surf board rocker, shade structure and soft fall rubber.
  • Melville Reserve – upgrade to new equipment including a tower, swing-a-way, shade structure and soft fall rubber.
  • Fitzgerald Park – upgrade to new equipment, shade structure, fencing and soft fall rubber.
  • Henley Reserve – upgraded of fencing, shade structures and soft fall rubber.
  • Dean Reserve – upgrade of landscaping to the playground
  • Boden Reserve - upgrade to new equipment, shade structure, fencing and soft fall rubber
  • Mason Park – upgrade to new equipment, fencing and soft fall rubber
  • Bark Huts - upgrade to new equipment, shade structure, fencing and soft fall rubber
  • Inveresk Park - upgrade to new equipment, fencing and soft fall rubber
  • Edwards Park - upgrade to new equipment, shade structure, fencing and soft fall rubber
  • Marlene Reserve - upgrade new equipment and shade structure
  • Airey Park - upgrade with soft fall rubber
  • Dean Reserve - upgrade with new shade structure, soft fall rubber and landscaping

 

Disabled Access

Disabled access is available in different playgrounds to varying degrees (and council is steadily improving access to these facilities), a disabled access playground is located in Strathfield Park (Chalmers Rd). This playground has been designed to provide access to people with a disability as well as activities that can be used and enjoyed by the disabled.

Locations

The park and street location of each children’s playground are in the following table:

 

Playgrounds

Address

Airey Park

The Crescent, Homebush

Austin Park

Marlborough Road & The Crescent, Homebush

Bark Huts Reserve

Elliott Street, Belfield

Bill Boyce Reserve

Pomeroy Street, Homebush

Boden Reserve

Pemberton Street, Homebush

Centennial Playground

Alviston Street, Strathfield

Cooke Park

Madeline Street, Strathfield South

Coronation Reserve

Coronation Parade, Strathfield South

Dean Reserve

Dean St, Strathfield South

Drew St Playground

Drew St, Greenacre

Edwards Park

Macarthur Avenue, Strathfield

Fitzgerald Park

Broughton Road, Strathfield

Ford Park

James Street, Strathfield South

Frank Zions Reserve

Mitchell Road, Homebush

Freshwater Park

Ada Avenue, Strathfield

Henley Reserve

Henley Road, Homebush

Inveresk Park

Beresford Rd & Dickson Street, Strathfield

Maria Reserve

Water Street, Strathfield South

Marlene Reserve

Marlene Crescent, Greenacre

Mason Park

Underwood Road, Homebush

Melville Reserve

Hampstead Road, Homebush

Pilgrim Park

Arthur Street, Homebush

St Annes Reserve

Therry Street, Strathfield South

Strathfield Park

Homebush Road, Strathfield

Chalmers Road, Strathfield
(Disabled Access Playground)

Tavistock Reserve

Eastbourne Road, Homebush West

Wentworth Reserve

Wentworth Road, Homebush