A playspace at the heart of every community

South Eastern Park in Gwandalan

Families across the Coast now have access to even more exciting playspaces with Central Coast Council recently completing construction on playspace projects at Budgewoi, Gwandalan and San Remo.

Over recent months Council has completed improvement works on popular playspaces including at John Pete Howard Reserve, San Remo and has also opened Halekulani Oval Playspace at Budgwewoi and South Eastern Park at Gwandalan.

Council Director of Community and Recreation Services, Julie Vaughn, said the new spaces have been guided by community feedback as part of Council’s recently adopted Central Coast Playspace Strategy.

“Council operates and maintains over 260 playspaces across the Central Coast and we are thrilled to announce that a number of new playspaces are now open for the community to enjoy.

“All of these new areas are safe, inclusive and accessible for the whole community to enjoy.

“Most importantly, they have been shaped as a result of valuable community feedback to ensure we deliver spaces that reflect the needs and wants of local residents,” Vaughn said.

Council Administrator, Rik Hart, said this new infrastructure supports Council’s vision to have a network of high quality playspaces which support social engagement, are creative, enjoyable, appropriately sited, equitably distributed and sustainably managed.

“The heart of any neighbourhood, playspaces are important community hubs where people of all ages and interests can connect, socialise, learn and lead active lifestyles.

“Council is committed to investing in innovative and high quality playspaces that deliver the best for our community and contribute to active lifestyles of our children.”

At John Peter Howard Reserve in San Remo, upgrade works have been completed on a new district-level playspace funded by Local Infrastructure Contributions.

At Halekulani Oval Playspace in Budgewoi, construction has been completed on a new local playspace funded by the NSW Government’s My Community Project 2019.

And in South Eastern Park in Gwandalan, construction has been completed on a new nature themed local playspace, funded by Local Infrastructure Contributions.

Outdoor playgrounds in the Central Coast region currently remain open for exercise purposes, and Council is working to ensure as many areas as possible are available to support social distancing.

Learn about Council’s strategic direction for the development and sustainable management of playspaces across the Coast, search playspace at centralcoast.nsw.gov.au.

Media release, July 26
Central Coast Council