Council and community to develop make-over for Stevenson Park, Mayfield West

16 May 2018

Stevenson Park in Mayfield West, one of Newcastle's most well utilised parks, is set for a make-over. Newcastle City Council is offering local sporting groups and the broader community an opportunity to participate in updating the Stevenson Park masterplan.

Residents, along with representatives of local football, softball and baseball clubs, are invited to play a part in the future design of Stevenson Park through workshops, open park drop-in sessions, a survey and online interactive tools.

Council is updating the Stevenson Park recreation precinct masterplan and will develop a new playground concept plan, and we are keen to hear everyone's feedback and ideas. The project will look at how the recreation precinct can be used to meet the changing needs of local residents, sporting clubs and the broader community.

"Football, softball and baseball are just some of the sports that call Stevenson Park home – these and others are all invited to take part in planning for the future," said Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes.

Mayfield West residents have championed this project and are integral to building our collective vision for their local park, which is about both passive and active recreation and increasing community usage through a new inclusive playground.

”Having been involved in the design and improvement of many of our wonderful parks for many years from Islington to Blackbutt, the first step in developing the Stevenson Park masterplan and playground concept is to engage with the community to gather ideas."

Council will host an on-site community park design workshop at the Stevenson Park softball clubhouse on Monday 28 May from 5.30-7.30pm, and we encourage everyone to attend. Register your attendance on our 'Have Your Say' web page at or provide feedback online.

The workshops will include an overview of the park space and scope of the project, development of ideas and solutions, and a discussion of priorities for proposed ideas and design elements.

Our online survey is open for comment until Wednesday 30 May. The public can also view an online interactive map of the Stevenson Park recreation precinct and pinpoint their favourite places and ideas on the map.

Following this initial phase of consultation, and with the support of site and feasibility analysis, Council will develop three initial concept designs for the park masterplan and proposed inclusive playground which will be open for public viewing and feedback.

The draft Stevenson Park Masterplan is scheduled to be presented to Council in September 2018.