Wallsend Active Hub


COMPLETE - Phase one construction

We know how important it is to stay active and that’s why we have delivered a $1.5 million active hub in Federal Park, Wallsend.

Key features of the recently opened Wallsend Active Hub:

  • Expanded playspace suited to all ages and abilities featuring swings, slides, climbing areas, spinning carousel and trampolines
  • Pump track for bikes, scooters and skateboards
  • Multi-sport courts catering to basketball and futsal
  • Rebound wall
  • Climbing wall
  • Fitness stations
  • Seating areas with shelter
  • Bins, drinking fountain and bike racks
  • Tree planting around the active hub site

Phase one construction of the Wallsend Active Hub's active recreation areas commenced in August 2021 and was completed in October 2022.

Community Opening of Wallsend Active Hub in November 2022.

The Wallsend Active Hub site in August 2022.

The Wallsend Active Hub site in March 2022.

Proudly funded by the NSW Government in association with City of Newcastle.

ONGOING - Phase two construction 

We are enhancing the experience of families visiting Newcastle's largest playground, with new amenities now open at Wallsend Active Hub. Installation and connection of the new prefabricated amenities building were completed on 6 December 2023.

These amenities were delivered as part of stage 2 works.  Future stage two works will include a barbecue area, shelter and seating.

Frequently asked questions

Construction of stage one of Wallsend Active Hub was completed in October 2022.

No, the Wallsend Active Hub site is located at the northern end of Federal Park and will not impact organised sport based at this venue.

Yes, the footpaths from the adjoining carpark and Federal Park links to a new pathway around the perimeter of Wallsend Active Hub, with easy access for prams and wheelchairs to the new and existing seating areas.

Yes, an accessible spinning carousel is featured in the new playspace.  

Yes, the plan for Wallsend Active Hub includes a BBQ area and toilets. These facilities will be delivered at a later date, as part of phase two of Wallsend Active Hub.  

Yes, parking is available in the Wallsend Swimming Centre carpark, conveniently located on Boscawen Street, adjacent to Wallsend Active Hub.  

A review of environmental factors was undertaken as part of the planning for Wallsend Active Hub and the design considers these factors. While there remains a risk of flooding during extreme storm events, the active hub site is elevated to mitigate this risk.