Glenbrook District Park Playground – Stage 2

All four district parks in the Blue Mountains will receive upgrades valued at more than $5.2 million, thanks to funding received through the Western Parkland City Liveability Program.

Glenbrook Park will receive a new inclusive, accessible, interactive extension to the play area catering for seven to 12 year olds, valued at $1.07 million.

Plans are underway to start designing the playground. It will complement the recently completed junior playground, making Glenbrook Park a great family recreation precinct for all ages and abilities.


Review the proposed design

For the Stage 2 playspace at Glenbrook District Park.

You can now look at the draft design and comment on the layout, the style and the play elements. We would love to hear from you on what you do and don’t like. Click here to view the designs.

Click here to provide your feedback.


More information

For more information on this project, click on the Register to receive project updates button and keep checking this website page for news and community consultation events.

All four district parks in the Blue Mountains will receive upgrades valued at more than $5.2 million, thanks to funding received through the Western Parkland City Liveability Program.

Glenbrook Park will receive a new inclusive, accessible, interactive extension to the play area catering for seven to 12 year olds, valued at $1.07 million.

Plans are underway to start designing the playground. It will complement the recently completed junior playground, making Glenbrook Park a great family recreation precinct for all ages and abilities.


Review the proposed design

For the Stage 2 playspace at Glenbrook District Park.

You can now look at the draft design and comment on the layout, the style and the play elements. We would love to hear from you on what you do and don’t like. Click here to view the designs.

Click here to provide your feedback.


More information

For more information on this project, click on the Register to receive project updates button and keep checking this website page for news and community consultation events.

  • Review the proposed design for the Stage 2 playspace at Glenbrook District Park

    14 days ago
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    Thank you to all who provided ideas and input for the playspace before the designers got to work.

    You told us which site your preferred, how to make the stage 2 playspace accessible and inclusive, and through the funbobulator we heard what play elements you wanted the most.

    You can now look at the draft design and comment on the layout, the style and the play elements. We would love to hear from you on what you do and don’t like.

    The whole playspace will be fully fenced, which will bring the junior and new senior area together, with a central picnic area dividing the two areas.

    The existing trees will be retained and an extra shade structure is provided. Five of the top seven funbobulator play items are proposed to be included. The elements selected are a balance of funbobulator choices, special needs requirements and the budget and site constraints.

    Please note that the items actually installed may differ in colour and style (they may not be an exact match to the images provided in the draft document). This will be dependent on what is available from the supplier.

    We will read and consider all comments and suggestions.

    This stage of consultation will close at 5pm on MONDAY 30 September.

    Thank you to all who provided ideas and input for the playspace before the designers got to work.

    You told us which site your preferred, how to make the stage 2 playspace accessible and inclusive, and through the funbobulator we heard what play elements you wanted the most.

    You can now look at the draft design and comment on the layout, the style and the play elements. We would love to hear from you on what you do and don’t like.

    The whole playspace will be fully fenced, which will bring the junior and new senior area together, with a central picnic area dividing the two areas.

    The existing trees will be retained and an extra shade structure is provided. Five of the top seven funbobulator play items are proposed to be included. The elements selected are a balance of funbobulator choices, special needs requirements and the budget and site constraints.

    Please note that the items actually installed may differ in colour and style (they may not be an exact match to the images provided in the draft document). This will be dependent on what is available from the supplier.

    We will read and consider all comments and suggestions.

    This stage of consultation will close at 5pm on MONDAY 30 September.

  • Survey - Carers of children with special needs

    2 months ago
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    Blue Mountains City Council is about to design the second stage of the Glenbrook District Park Playground to cater for older children (aged 7 years and up), their families and carers.

    We are seeking input from professionals that work in the service sector that specialise in advocacy, design and the care of children with sensory, social and physical challenges.

    This will help us to design an inclusive playground for children of all abilities.

    This survey should take around 10 minutes.

    Blue Mountains City Council is about to design the second stage of the Glenbrook District Park Playground to cater for older children (aged 7 years and up), their families and carers.

    We are seeking input from professionals that work in the service sector that specialise in advocacy, design and the care of children with sensory, social and physical challenges.

    This will help us to design an inclusive playground for children of all abilities.

    This survey should take around 10 minutes.

  • Survey - Location of new playground

    2 months ago
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    Tell us which location option for the Glenbrook District Park Playground – Stage 2 you prefer.

    Tell us which location option for the Glenbrook District Park Playground – Stage 2 you prefer.

  • Free Family Event

    3 months ago
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    Join us in some fun activities at Glenbrook Park on Thursday, 11 July. You can tell us what elements you’d like included in the design for the new playground for kids (7 -12 years). Snacks will be provided too!

    Families who participate on the day will go into the draw for a family pass to the HubCon Pop Culture Expo (12-14 July), to be held at the Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub in the school holidays.

    If you can’t make it on the day, use our Funbobulator to select your favourite pieces of playground equipment!

    This project has been funded under the Western Parkland City Liveability Program, which is part of the Western Sydney City Deal (WSCD). The WSCD is a 20 year-agreement between Australian and NSW governments, and the eight local Councils of the Western Parkland City.

    Join us in some fun activities at Glenbrook Park on Thursday, 11 July. You can tell us what elements you’d like included in the design for the new playground for kids (7 -12 years). Snacks will be provided too!

    Families who participate on the day will go into the draw for a family pass to the HubCon Pop Culture Expo (12-14 July), to be held at the Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub in the school holidays.

    If you can’t make it on the day, use our Funbobulator to select your favourite pieces of playground equipment!

    This project has been funded under the Western Parkland City Liveability Program, which is part of the Western Sydney City Deal (WSCD). The WSCD is a 20 year-agreement between Australian and NSW governments, and the eight local Councils of the Western Parkland City.
  • $5.2M upgrades to Blue Mountains district parks

    3 months ago

    All four district parks in the Blue Mountains will receive upgrades valued at more than $5.2 million, thanks to funding received through the Western Parkland City Liveability Program.

    Glenbrook Park will receive a new inclusive, accessible, interactive extension to the play area catering for seven to 12 year olds, valued at $1.07 million. An adventure youth space including tandem flying fox and parkour play element, valued at $1.52 million, will be built at Buttenshaw Park, Springwood. Further upgrades will take place at Wentworth Falls Lake Park valued at $1.75 million, including an outdoor educational pavilion and accessible viewing platform. Meanwhile, a new toilet block connected with new accessible pedestrian pathways, valued at $928,000, will be built at Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park.

    Mayor, Cr Mark Greenhill, said the injection of funds into district parks throughout the City will improve public spaces for residents and visitors.

    “These projects, which are concepts at this stage and are about to go through a detailed design process, will take our district parks to another level. This means we will have more accessible and inclusive public park spaces, which have better quality design and amenities, throughout the Blue Mountains.”

    Blue Mountains City Council accepted a tender for quantity surveying services for the projects – at the Ordinary Council Meeting on 28 May 2019.

    The projects have been funded under the Western Parkland City Liveability Program, which is part of the Western Sydney City Deal (WSCD). The WSCD is a 20 year-agreement between Australian and NSW governments, and the eight local Councils of the Western Parkland City.

    Council will be seeking feedback from the Blue Mountains community on detailed design concepts for each of the projects, progressively. It is expected this consultation will begin for each of the projects before the end of 2019.

    Glenbrook Park Stage 2 playground – creation of a new inclusive, accessible, interactive play area catering for seven to 12 year olds. This will complement, and provide an exciting extension, to the recently completed junior playground that is well utilised by the community. It will also complete a recreational precinct that caters to all ages.

    Buttenshaw Park, Springwood – the unique natural amphitheatre of Buttenshaw Park has led to a topography-led design concept for a youth-focussed adventure playground. The location of the playground, next to Springwood Aquatic and Fitness Centre, will anchor it amongst related uses, creating a recreational precinct benefitting this important district park.

    Wentworth Falls Lake Park – the development of an outdoor educational pavilion and shaded landscaped terraces will improve facilities for school groups and community groups. Meanwhile, a new pedestrian bridge, lookouts and connected pathways will improve access and resting places along the northern edge of the lake. They will also form part of an educational journey around the district park.

    For more information about the 10 community infrastructure projects underway in the Blue Mountains, as part of the Western Parkland City Liveability Program, go to bmcc.nsw.gov.au.


    All four district parks in the Blue Mountains will receive upgrades valued at more than $5.2 million, thanks to funding received through the Western Parkland City Liveability Program.

    Glenbrook Park will receive a new inclusive, accessible, interactive extension to the play area catering for seven to 12 year olds, valued at $1.07 million. An adventure youth space including tandem flying fox and parkour play element, valued at $1.52 million, will be built at Buttenshaw Park, Springwood. Further upgrades will take place at Wentworth Falls Lake Park valued at $1.75 million, including an outdoor educational pavilion and accessible viewing platform. Meanwhile, a new toilet block connected with new accessible pedestrian pathways, valued at $928,000, will be built at Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park.

    Mayor, Cr Mark Greenhill, said the injection of funds into district parks throughout the City will improve public spaces for residents and visitors.

    “These projects, which are concepts at this stage and are about to go through a detailed design process, will take our district parks to another level. This means we will have more accessible and inclusive public park spaces, which have better quality design and amenities, throughout the Blue Mountains.”

    Blue Mountains City Council accepted a tender for quantity surveying services for the projects – at the Ordinary Council Meeting on 28 May 2019.

    The projects have been funded under the Western Parkland City Liveability Program, which is part of the Western Sydney City Deal (WSCD). The WSCD is a 20 year-agreement between Australian and NSW governments, and the eight local Councils of the Western Parkland City.

    Council will be seeking feedback from the Blue Mountains community on detailed design concepts for each of the projects, progressively. It is expected this consultation will begin for each of the projects before the end of 2019.

    Glenbrook Park Stage 2 playground – creation of a new inclusive, accessible, interactive play area catering for seven to 12 year olds. This will complement, and provide an exciting extension, to the recently completed junior playground that is well utilised by the community. It will also complete a recreational precinct that caters to all ages.

    Buttenshaw Park, Springwood – the unique natural amphitheatre of Buttenshaw Park has led to a topography-led design concept for a youth-focussed adventure playground. The location of the playground, next to Springwood Aquatic and Fitness Centre, will anchor it amongst related uses, creating a recreational precinct benefitting this important district park.

    Wentworth Falls Lake Park – the development of an outdoor educational pavilion and shaded landscaped terraces will improve facilities for school groups and community groups. Meanwhile, a new pedestrian bridge, lookouts and connected pathways will improve access and resting places along the northern edge of the lake. They will also form part of an educational journey around the district park.

    For more information about the 10 community infrastructure projects underway in the Blue Mountains, as part of the Western Parkland City Liveability Program, go to bmcc.nsw.gov.au.