We want to improve Arthur Phillip Park and are asking you to get involved to help shape the new Master Plan! Your input will guide improvements over the next 10-15 years.
City of Parramatta Council has started an exciting project to renew the Arthur Phillip Park Master Plan previously prepared in 2000. The updated Master Plan will provide guidance to Council over the next 10-15 years on improvements needed and what the community want to see in the park.
Your feedback is critical to renewing the Master Plan and you are invited to provide feedback across two consultation phases:
- Phase one – ideas: we want to know what is working and what can be improved to make Arthur Phillip Park safer, more inclusive and active for everyone. (This phase was completed on 4 February 2021)
- Phase two – let's get designing: we will use your ideas and propose some potential activities, pathway, social and play space improvements for your consideration.
- Phase three – feedback: we will publicly exhibit the draft masterplan and seek community feedback before presenting to Council for endorsement.
Have your say
Following on from our first phase of engagement, four main themes were deemed important to the community. These were improvements to the pathway, social spaces, playground and activities provided.
Thank your to everyone who participated in the feedback activities for Phase Two which have now closed as of 5:00pm on Monday 10 May 2021.
Watch this page for updates and furtuer opportunities to have your say!
Frequently asked questions
A Master Plan for Arthur Phillip Park was previously completed in 2000 to help improve and define spaces across the park. In 2011, Coca Cola Amatil partially funded the construction of a new playground, a circuit pathway, sports field irrigation and minor park improvements across the site.
Council is undertaking a renewal of the Arthur Phillip Park Master Plan to investigate ways the park can continue to meet the needs of the growing community and respond to issues impacting the park’s current management. The renewed Master Plan will be a strategic document to guide improvements over the next 10-15 years.
Arthur Phillip Park features two sporting fields used by a variety of sporting clubs, schools and community groups. During winter field 1 is used for rugby league and soccer and field 2 rugby league. During summer the ground is used for cricket.
The park also includes aplayspace most suited for children up to 12 years of age. The playground is shaded by trees and features slides, climbing equipment, ropes, swings, monkey bars, spin pole, and novelty equipment.
Other features of the park include public toilets, outdoor exercise equipment, circuit track, drinking fountains, one third basketball court, picnic areas and barbecues and amenities building with change rooms and a small kiosk. There is also a Council-owned Childcare and parking spaces on-site.
The first phase of consultation is asking the community to tell us what changes they’d like to see across the park and specifically for the areas surrounding the sports fields. The sports fields will be improved but the biggest changes may occur around the park edges. Council is interested in exploring ideas like water play and tree canopy cover but importantly, wants to be guided by your ideas and feedbac
A Master Plan is a document which outlines the long-term vision for the development of an open space area. It aims at ensuring the site meets the needs of the community now and into the future.
The implementation of the entire Master Plan is currently unfunded. Council will look to fund the development of the site from a variety of sources including Section 94 contributions, other government agencies and governing sporting bodies.
The implementation plan and budget estimate included in the Master Plan will be used when applying for funding. The Master Plan will be delivered in stages as funding becomes available.
There are many opportunities for the community to share their ideas for Arthur Phillip Park
You may like to provide feedback using any of the below options.
Online survey: submit using the option on this page (above)
Hard copy survey: Please contact the Project team on the details below and we can send you a hard copy survey to complete and return to us.
Post: City of Parramatta, Place Services Team, PO Box 32, Parramatta, NSW 2124