Playground Replacement Program

Loch Ness Drive Park, Fletcher

In 2024, recreational areas such as Rawson Park at Stockton, Adamstown No.2 and Waratah's Coolamin Reserve will receive new equipment as part of City of Newcastle's annual improvement program, while Islington and Lambton Park playgrounds will be upgraded with new rubber softfall and equipment respectively.

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.

2023/2024 upcoming Playground Replacements

  • Adamstown Park
  • Coolamin Reserve, Waratah
  • Islington Park Playground, wet rubber softfall repairs
  • Lambton Park Playground, wet rubber softfall repairs
  • Rawson Park, Stockton

2022/2023 Completed Playground Replacements

  • Avon Street Reserve, Mayfield
  • Harold Myers Park, Birmingham Gardens
  • Loch Ness Drive Park, Fletcher
  • Vera Wilson Park, Beresfield
  • Waratah Park, Waratah

2021/2022 Completed Playground Replacements

  • Bernborough Avenue, Maryland
  • Kotara Park, equipment upgrade
  • McCauley Park, Tarro
  • McInnes Reserve, Minmi

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

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

2018/2019 Completed Playground Replacements

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

2017/2018 Completed Playground Replacements

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

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