Cabarita Park Playground - Cabarita

Cabarita Park
Cabarita Park


End of Cabarita Road, Cabarita Park, Cabarita 

Cabarita Park Regional Play Space - Proposed upgrade

The City of Canada Bay has allocated funding in accordance with it's Let's Play Strategy and FuturesPlan20 for the installation of a new regional play space in Cabarita Park.

Recreation in Cabarita Park

Cabarita Park is one of the City of Canada Bay's showpiece parks. Located on the Parramatta River at Cabarita, the 10-hectare park features a heritage pavilion, ferry wharf, children's playground, picnic facilities, remnant bushland, a swimming centre, marina and restaurant, and grassy areas on which to enjoy the view of the river. It is a popular location for activities such as walking for pleasure and exercise, walking dogs, children's play, cycling, jogging, picnics and barbecues, informal ball games, and gatherings of family and friends. Water-based activities in or from the Park include swimming, rowing and boating. Organised activities include ceremonies such as weddings, community events such as Christmas Carols and one-off musical events, large group picnics, school cross-country races, triathlons, filming, and children's parties.

Cabarita Park has local, State and national heritage significance. The park was one of Sydney's popular pleasure gardens in 1880s. The park is home to the Federation Pavilion, and contains memorials to the fallen in World War II and to the rower William Beach.

Most of Cabarita Park is owned by City of Canada Bay Council, with narrow strip of land on the eastern side owned by the Crown.

What is proposed?

Council has allocated $400,000 for a new regional children's playground in Cabarita Park.

We are proposing to situate the playground in a new location, between Memorial Drive and the existing toilet. The new location has better access to toilet facilities and parking, as well as being adjacent to mature trees and shrubs.

The proposed playground includes equipment for children aged 2-6 years, 6-9 years and 9-12 years of age. There will also be a paving around the playground that will facilitate children riding their bikes and scooters around.

Council consulted with park users in 2012 and 2013. Based on these consultations, the new proposed playground was developed to include a relocation of the play equipment.

In accordance with the Plan of Management the playground aims to encourage, promote and facilitate recreational, cultural, social and educational activities as well as improve the park space. Furthermore, the children’s playground is compatible with the Park category under the Local Government Act which applies to the proposed location of the playground in Precinct 2.

Regional children's playground

The new regional children's playground proposed for the park is intended to include separate but linked play areas for children aged 2-6years, 6-9 years, and 9 to 12 years. Paved areas around the playground will facilitate children to ride their scooters and bikes. The proposed play equipment and settings will cater for a wider range of ages than the current



Page last updated on: 03/07/14