Chelsea Street Playground was recognised on Thursday night at the AILA NSW Awards dinner.
Awarded the AILA NSW Landscape Architecture Award – Parks and Open Space 2016, this achievement reflects the rich collaborative environment of the City of Sydney, design specialists and the community that resulted in a unique, playful and high quality urban park upgrade.
Reconciliation Park was officially opened by the Lord Mayor Clover Moore on Saturday. The sunny day brought together many families from the surrounding neighbourhood as well as a number of residents who contributed during the initial community consultation.
The information day held at Sydney Park’s City Farm site gained overwhelming positive feedback and ideas from the local community which we will now be busily detailing into a final design.
Reconciliation park is the second to be completed as part of the Stage 11 Three Parks Upgrade project for the City of Sydney.
The project involved extensive community and children’s consultation to develop a design that would meet the needs of this diverse inner city neighbourhood.
The playground includes a custom designed tree house, play terraces and a combination of balance, swing and climbing structures.
In addition to the new playground, upgrades included recycled brick paving and paths, a rain garden with extensive native planting and space for a future community garden.