Strathfield Park 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 Strathfield Park, 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 for the first part of the playground is located here, and the second part here. Planning is underway for construction of the playground, and is expected to commence by end of June 2017 (weather pending).
New Synthetic Fields
Two new synthetic fields are being built with one at Strathfield Park and one field at Mason Park; these sports fields are designed for the local community with the current stakeholders using the fields to continue with utilisation of the synthetic fields. Construction will finish in August ready for the start of the summer season bookings.
The all-weather playing fields, rain or shine, are always left with consistent perfect surface for the community groups to play social sports all year round. While natural turf requires a period of recovery after utilisation with an average of 25 hours use each week, the synthetic fields can endure heavy use of 50 hours per week which provides more utilisation for residents to get the benefits of fitness through sports and passive recreation.
Homebush Road and Chalmers Road, Strathfield.
- Sporting fields (used for cricket and soccer).
- Night lights for sporting fields
- Basketball and netball courts.
- Children’s Playgrounds (2 including a disability access playground)
- BBQ and picnic facilities
- Public toilet and change facilities
- Training night lights
A map (PDF format) of Strathfield Park's facilities can be downloaded.
About Strathfield Park
Strathfield Park is Strathfield’s most popular park providing a wide range of sporting and recreational facilities and opportunities. Events such as Carols by Candlelight, Australia Day and Summer Programs such as Movies in the Park are held in Strathfield Park.
Strathfield Park is the oldest public park in the Municipality and is ideal for large community functions. The park is also popular due to its children's playground facilities situated within close proximity to seating and BBQ areas. An Equal Access Playground (located on the Chalmers Road side) provides recreation opportunities for children with disabilities.
The layout is such that it offers the visitor a unique and diverse number of recreational opportunities, from structured sport to more private areas ideal for family picnics.
Hire of Sportsgrounds
The following sportsgrounds are available for seasonal or casual hire:
- Winter Season: 3 Soccer Fields (lights available), 2 Basketball/Netball Courts (all weather hard courts), 2 Netball Court/2 Volleyball Courts (grass courts)
- Summer Season: 2 Cricket Wickets (synthetic), 2 Basketball/Netball Courts (all weather).
More information and applications forms for sportsground hire.
Contact Council’s Bookings Officer on 9748 9645 for more information on hiring or use of facilities.
Strathfield Park was the first public park in Strathfield. In the late 19th century, the site was originally a private golf course. The land was publicly acquired in the early 1900s by the NSW Government. Strathfield Park was dedicated on 11 February 1914 by the NSW Government, following a ballot of local residents to select the site. Strathfield was adopted as the name of the Municipality in 1885, taken from John Hardy’s home ‘Strathfield’. For a time during WWII, the Australian Army requisitioned Strathfield Park and it was used as an army camp. Strathfield Park was extensively renovated in the mid-1980’s. (Reference: Jones, C, Parks, Reserves & Memorials of Strathfield, 2004).
Transport and Accessibility
Bus and Train – Trip Planner provides information on public transport including timetables and routes.
Parking is available on Homebush Road and Chalmers Road.