Strathfield Council has 25 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 25 new/upgraded playgrounds located in parks and reserves throughout the Strathfield Municipality.

Planning is underway for construction of the playgrounds at:

Park Update Commencement Date (weather pending) Plans

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.

June 2017

First Part

Second Part

Strathfield Park Chalmers Road playground

 Part of the playground to be removed.  September 2017

Austin Park

Upgrade including fencing, shade structure and soft rubber replacing the bark flooring.

July 2017 Austin Park Plans

Cooke Park 

Upgrade to new equipment including fencing, tower, swing-a-way, beach buggy, shade structure and soft fall rubber.

April 2017 Cooke Park Plans

Ford Park

Upgrade of tower, swing-a-way, surf board rocker, shade structure and soft fall rubber.

April 2017 Ford Park Plans

Melville Reserve

Upgrade to new equipment including a tower, swing-a-way, shade structure and soft fall rubber.

June 2017 TBA

Fitzgerald Park

Upgrade to new equipment, shade structure, fencing and soft fall rubber.

May 2017  TBA

Henley Reserve

Upgraded of fencing, shade structures and soft fall rubber.

July 2017 TBA

Dean Reserve

Upgrade of landscaping to the playground

July 2017 TBA

Boden Reserve 

Upgrade to new equipment, shade structure, fencing and soft fall rubber

June 2017 Boden Reserve Plans

Mason Park

Upgrade to new equipment, fencing and soft fall rubber

June 2017 Mason Park Plans

Bark Huts

Upgrade to new equipment, shade structure, fencing and soft fall rubber

August 2017 Bark Huts Plans

Inveresk Park

Upgrade to new equipment, fencing and soft fall rubber

August 2017 Inveresk Park Plans

Edwards Park

Upgrade to new equipment, shade structure, fencing and soft fall rubber

July 2017 Edwards Park Plans

Marlene Reserve

Upgrade new equipment and shade structure

August 2017 TBA

Airey Park

Upgrade with soft fall rubber

July 2017 TBA

Coronation Reserve

New shade structure, re-varnish wood, new paint job for equipment, landscaping, edging and mulch

TBA TBA

Augustus Loftus Reserve 

Edging, re-varnish wood, landscaping and mulch

September 2017

 TBA

Centenary Playground

Edging, re-varnish wood, landscaping and mulch

September 2017

 TBA

Drew Street Playground

 Shade Structure, new plaque, seating, edging and pathway

September 2017

 TBA

Frank Zions Reserve 

 Re-varnish wood, landscaping and mulch

September 2017

 TBA

Freshwater Park  

New piece of equipment, re-varnish wood, new paint job for equipment, landscaping, edging and mulch

September 2017

 TBA

Pilgrim Park 

Re-varnish wood, new paint job for equipment, landscaping, edging and mulch

September 2017

 TBA

St Annes Reserve

Re-varnish wood, new paint job for equipment, landscaping, edging and mulch

September 2017

 TBA

Tavistock Reserve

Rubber matting repairs and landscaping 

September 2017 

 TBA

Wentworth Reserve 

Re-varnish wood, new paint job for swing, landscaping, edging and mulch

September 2017

 TBA

For more information on Capital Works, please see the Capital Works page.


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

Augustus Loftus Reserve

29/30 Loftus Crescent, Homebush

Austin Park

Marlborough Road & The Crescent, Homebush

Bark Huts Reserve

Elliott Street, Belfield

Boden Reserve

Pemberton Street, Homebush

Centenary 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

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