While Council’s playgrounds, outdoor gym equipment and skate facilities are now closed in response to the COVID-19 situation; outdoor green spaces such as Council’s parks and reserves remain open. The public are welcome to exercise in these spaces while adhering to social distancing measures.
The City of Parramatta recognises the importance of play in encouraging the physical, psychological and social development of children. Across the City’s Parks and Reserves Council aims to provide inclusive play opportunities for children of all ages and abilities.
There are currently 146 playgrounds spread throughout the City of Parramatta's Parks and Reserves.
Council plans to provide innovative, challenging and creative play equipment and play spaces which provide a variety of activities and types of play catering for a range of needs and abilities.
Playgrounds are only fenced if there is a potential hazard in the surrounding area for example busy road, car park or deep water.
Fenced playgrounds throughout the city may include;
- Playgrounds immediately enclosed by a fence
- Partially fenced which involves the larger park fully enclosed by a fence and/ or boundary
- Fencing alternatives such as plants and nature based elements may be used if appropriate.
How can i be involved in playground design?
Community consultation is included in all park landscape improvement plans. Residents living in the locality of the park have the chance to submit ideas and requests for the park, including playgrounds.
Can playgrounds be booked?
Council’s playgrounds are provided for all members of the community to use and it is not possible to book them for exclusive use.
Information about upgrades to parks and playgrounds will be listed under Park Upgrades
A directory of parks and playgrounds can be found under List of Parks and Reserves