Council is working with the local community to deliver a fun new play space at Walter Brown Park in Oatlands AND improve the Gibbons Street Shops!

Located on the corner of Gibbons Street and Wesley Street at the Oatlands/Telopea border, Walter Brown Park is situated across the road from a small group of local shops on Gibbons Street which includes a café. This popular local playground is presently targeted to pre-school aged children and has ‘skill based’ play type elements.

Walter Brown Park Playground

The playground is currently split over two levels, with the main play structure on the upper level and swings on the lower level. The existing playground is also fenced around the perimeter and through the middle separating the two levels. See below for images of the current condition of the playground.

Community engagement

In 2021, Council asked the community how it used the playground at Walter Brown Park and what it wanted to see delivered as part of the upgrade.

The feedback (please refer to Stage 1 Feedback in Resources) was used to develop the concept plan below.

Concept plans for the Walter Brown park playground upgrade.

A second round of feedback on the draft concept plan for the Walter Brown Playground and ideas to improve Gibbons Street Shops concluded at 5pm on Wednesday 20 October 2021.

Thank you to everyone who shared ideas and insights!

Next steps

The concept plan for the Walter Brown Playground will be finalised and construction is anticipated to commence on 26 July 2022.

Gibbons Street Shops

Council is preparing a concept plan for improvements to Gibbons Street Shops for further community consultation in mid-2022. Visit our Gibbons Street project page HERE.

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.

The City of Parramatta Community Infrastructure Strategy recommends that upgrades to local playgrounds in the Oatlands/Telopea 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.

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.

The existing fencing will be retained where possible and re-designed to join the divided parts of the playground

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.

The existing bin will be retained. There are no plans for the addition of a bubbler.

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


If you need assistance providing feedback, or you would like information supplied in another language or format, please contact Council's Community Engagement Team via 1300 617 058 or

If you would like to speak to someone over the phone in another language, call TIS National on 131 450 for a free interpreting service. Let them know you want to speak to City of Parramatta Council and your chosen language and they will connect you.


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如果您希望以其它语言进行电话交谈,请致电 131 450 联系 TIS 全国服务中心获取免费传译服务。告诉他们您想与 Parramatta 市议会通话和您选用的语言,他们就会为您接通。

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