Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park: Legacy Project

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

The park has now reopened following extensive upgrades to the playspace, duck pond, visitor facilities and surrounding landscape, including:

Playspace:

  • A unique water play experience which channels existing ground water down the incline of the park and provides lots of opportunity for play at the water’s edge.
  • An accessible connecting pathway from the Prince Edward Street park entrance, across the water play area, to the new toilet.
  • A link from the play area to the accessible path which leads to Blackheath Pool.
  • A wire-mesh fence for safety, between the play areas and the road.
  • A heritage swing set in the toddler play area of the playspace (transferred from the duck pond area of the park).
  • The renewal of the heritage and iconic pipe-based play equipment and its setting.
  • Landscaping and plantings throughout the playspace.

Duck pond:

  • Changes to the pond shape and edges to improve water quality and provide a better habitat for wildlife.
  • A new accessible loop path around the pond.
  • Safer pond edges and improved sight lines into the pond area.
  • Reinforcing the dam wall structure.
  • Repositioning of the island for better water flow in the pond.
  • Replacing the existing barbeque shelter with a new and accessible one.
  • Removal of a large amount of debris and weeds from the bottom of the pond.

The NSW Public Spaces Legacy Program is an investment in high quality public open space. Together with the NSW Government, Blue Mountains City Council is delivering vital infrastructure for communities to love the place they live. Blue Mountains City Council received funding for two Legacy projects: Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park, and the Corridor of Oaks and Jackson Park, Faulconbridge. For more information about the NSW Public Spaces Legacy Program, visit planning.nsw.gov.au/legacy.

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

The park has now reopened following extensive upgrades to the playspace, duck pond, visitor facilities and surrounding landscape, including:

Playspace:

  • A unique water play experience which channels existing ground water down the incline of the park and provides lots of opportunity for play at the water’s edge.
  • An accessible connecting pathway from the Prince Edward Street park entrance, across the water play area, to the new toilet.
  • A link from the play area to the accessible path which leads to Blackheath Pool.
  • A wire-mesh fence for safety, between the play areas and the road.
  • A heritage swing set in the toddler play area of the playspace (transferred from the duck pond area of the park).
  • The renewal of the heritage and iconic pipe-based play equipment and its setting.
  • Landscaping and plantings throughout the playspace.

Duck pond:

  • Changes to the pond shape and edges to improve water quality and provide a better habitat for wildlife.
  • A new accessible loop path around the pond.
  • Safer pond edges and improved sight lines into the pond area.
  • Reinforcing the dam wall structure.
  • Repositioning of the island for better water flow in the pond.
  • Replacing the existing barbeque shelter with a new and accessible one.
  • Removal of a large amount of debris and weeds from the bottom of the pond.

The NSW Public Spaces Legacy Program is an investment in high quality public open space. Together with the NSW Government, Blue Mountains City Council is delivering vital infrastructure for communities to love the place they live. Blue Mountains City Council received funding for two Legacy projects: Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park, and the Corridor of Oaks and Jackson Park, Faulconbridge. For more information about the NSW Public Spaces Legacy Program, visit planning.nsw.gov.au/legacy.

Page last updated: 05 Mar 2024, 08:28 PM