Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park: Legacy Project

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Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park will receive a significant upgrade, thanks to a $2 million funding boost from the NSW Public Spaces Legacy Program.

The works will include an upgrade to the play space and improvements to the duck pond, visitor facilities and surrounding landscape.

The upgrade will be in line with the Masterplan for Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park, which was adopted in 2020 after two years of extensive community consultation. Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park is one of four district parks in the Blue Mountains, which means it’s designed for the whole Blue Mountains community to use.


Play space update

23 May 2022

Council has appointed Architects of Arcadia to develop the design for the new play space at Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park. Architects of Arcadia are one of Australia’s leading play designers – see https://www.architectsofarcadia.com.au/ for examples of their work. They will be assisted in the development of water play components for the play space by Civille, who are already involved with the upgrades around the duck pond. Civille is also a notable expert with a specialty in designing water projects, including water play. Their involvement will ensure integration between the two projects taking place at the park.

Draft designs for the new play space should be available for comment in late June or early July.

Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park will receive a significant upgrade, thanks to a $2 million funding boost from the NSW Public Spaces Legacy Program.

The works will include an upgrade to the play space and improvements to the duck pond, visitor facilities and surrounding landscape.

The upgrade will be in line with the Masterplan for Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park, which was adopted in 2020 after two years of extensive community consultation. Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park is one of four district parks in the Blue Mountains, which means it’s designed for the whole Blue Mountains community to use.


Play space update

23 May 2022

Council has appointed Architects of Arcadia to develop the design for the new play space at Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park. Architects of Arcadia are one of Australia’s leading play designers – see https://www.architectsofarcadia.com.au/ for examples of their work. They will be assisted in the development of water play components for the play space by Civille, who are already involved with the upgrades around the duck pond. Civille is also a notable expert with a specialty in designing water projects, including water play. Their involvement will ensure integration between the two projects taking place at the park.

Draft designs for the new play space should be available for comment in late June or early July.

  • New sketches of what the upgraded Duck Pond at Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park could look like are now available for community review and feedback. You can view the draft concept design here.

    This is a draft design which Council can change in response to community input. 

    Please respond to this survey to have your say on the draft designs.


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  • Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park is one of four district parks in the Blue Mountains. District parks are large and high quality parks that cater to the needs of the broader Blue Mountains community. They offer a wider variety of activities and settings and are often the most popular parks and playgrounds.

    We are seeking community input into this exciting project before appointing a play space designer. Your responses will inform the draft design of the play space upgrade.

    The survey is now closed - for results, please see the document on right of this page.

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