Council wants to work with you to deliver a fun new play space at Orchard Road Reserve Playground (also referred to as Carlingford Oval Playground).

Located between Marron Place and Norwood Avenue in Beecroft, Orchard Road Reserve Playground is situated at the eastern end of Carlingford Oval. This secluded local playground is presently targeted to pre-school aged children (0 – 5 years) and juniors (6-12 years) and has ‘skill based’ play type elements.

The City of Parramatta Community Infrastructure Strategy recommends that upgrades to local playgrounds in the Beecroft/Carlingford/Epping area should cater to both pre-schoolers (aged 0-5) and juniors (aged 6-12), as well as increase the ‘natural’, ‘sensory’ and ‘imaginative’ play type elements. Along with community feedback, these recommendations will help guide what the playground upgrade will include.

Voting has now closed!

During the stage one community engagement, Council asked questions to determine how the local community currently uses the playground at Orchard Road Reserve (Carlingford Oval) Playground, as well as develop an understanding of what the community wants to see delivered as part of the upgrade.

Based on your feedback and site requirements, Council developed two options for the new play equipment. In order to progress to a concept design, we recently sought your help to decide which play equipment the community would prefer!

Voting closed at 5pm on Friday 8 October 2021

Slide through the two options below to view and read more about what they include:

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Frequently asked questions

The playground is being replaced under the City of Parramatta Playground Replacement Program as it has reached the end of its functional life and must be upgraded to meet Australian standards for playground safety.

Parts of the playground are well-shaded, however in response to the Community Infrastructure Strategy recommendation that shade be considered as part of local playground upgrades, additional shade trees have recently been planted.

This playground does not require fencing due to its safe location away from roads or traffic.

At this stage, the playground upgrade should not require the removal of any trees.

No water play is planned for this playground as it is only to be installed in specially considered locations and is too expensive to install and maintain under a local playground budget.

No trampolines or flying foxes are planned for this playground as these items are too expensive to be funded under a local playground budget.

Outdoor exercise equipment is not designed for children and cannot be included in playgrounds. The budget has been specifically allocated to upgrade the playground and does not allow for additional items in the park.

Yes, the playground will include at least two new seats with backrests.

It is unlikely this playground will include a bin due to the location making a bin difficult to empty. However, a bubbler will be considered, dependant on the cost of connecting it water mains.

The play surface around the play equipment will be made from a coloured porous rubber.