Construction starts on Marsden Park playground
Published on 31 January 2024
A revamp at one of Campbelltown’s most popular spaces is moving ahead with the start of construction on a new playground and facilities at Marsden Park.
The $1.1 million project includes a number of significant upgrades to the current playground and surrounding area.
Mayor George Greiss said the final design of the new playground had taken into account a significant amount of feedback received from the community.
“We saw a fantastic response from the community to the concept plan and took on board feedback about the need for more shade, a flying fox, more slides and extra seating in the final design,” Dr Greiss said.
“Marsden Park is a busy precinct that deserves a high quality playground to service the families who may be visiting the two major hospitals or businesses in the area as well as the current and future residents of the area,” he said.
Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Paul Scully said the NSW Government has contributed $200,000 to the park upgrade through the Places to Play Program.
“The Places to Play program is a $16.7 million NSW Government commitment to create more places for people to come together and enjoy nature, water and diverse places to get adventurous across NSW,” Mr Scully said.
Attending the event, Campbelltown MP Greg Warren said the new park will deliver important recreational and open space infrastructure that people of all ages and abilities can utilise.
The new playground will feature:
- Enhanced play equipment: Climbing ropes, a large basket swing, flying fox, trampolines, toddlers swing set, see saw and slide
- Play areas: New water play area and natural play area with balance beams and steppers
- New amenities: Seating areas, picnic shelters and BBQ areas
- Shade: Semi-mature shade tree plantings and shade sails
- Safety enhancements: Safety fencing around the playground and pedestrian entry points
- Accessibility: New accessible entry pathways
This project is proudly funded by the NSW Government’s Places to Play program in association with Campbelltown City Council.