Playground Replacement Program

Tarro-Front-page-of-DL-and-corflute-1.JPGMcCauley Park, Tarro

City of Newcastle has renewed four playgrounds across the City as part of the annual asset renewal program in 2021/22. Minmi Reserve playground was replaced with new features including a balancing trail, swings and sensory bridge, while new equipment at McCauley Park includes swings, slides, and climbing components. Kotara Park has also been refreshed with a new design while the neighbourhood playground at Bernborough Avenue in Maryland will benefit from a full equipment upgrade, with completion expected in July. We will also be continuing work on the new Active Hub in Wallsend.

The 2022/23 annual asset renewal program will see the installation of new and upgraded equipment at Waratah Park, Highland County in Fletcher, Harold Myers Park at Birmingham Gardens, Vera Wilson Park in Beresfield and Avon Street Reserve at Mayfield.

Playgrounds are selected and identified from a biennial playground safety audit we undertook on all of our playground sites across the City. From this safety audit every playground is given a condition rating which determines its priority within our renewal program.

2020/2021 Completed Playground Replacements

  • Dangar Park, Mayfield
  • Gross Street Reserve, Tighes Hill
  • King Edward Park, Cooks Hill
  • Novocastrian Park, New Lambton
  • Stevenson Park, Mayfield West

2019/2020 Completed Playground Replacements

  • Coldstream Reserve, Rankin Park
  • Brickworks Park and Carrington Street Reserve, Wallsend
  • Learmonth Park, Hamilton South
  • Islington Park, Islington

2018/2019 Completed Playground Replacements

  • Cressington Way Reserve, Wallsend
  • Fletcher Street Reserve, Adamstown

2017/2018 Completed Playground Replacements

  • Grahame Park, Carrington
  • Bull and Tourle Street Reserve, Mayfield West
  • Smith Park, Hamilton North
  • Wallsend Park, Wallsend

View the locations of all of the city's playgrounds here.