Wangal Reserve in Mortlake, characterised by its sandstone headland, small sandy beaches, and open grass areas has received a $1.7 million upgrade.
The idyllic peninsula located along the Parramatta River now has new pathways and picnic facilities, new sandstone access steps to the beach, a retrofitted wharf, indigenous artwork, bush tucker garden, and an educational gathering space.
A highlight also includes its new inclusive nature play area with swings, carousel, an adventure climbing structure, slides, and a flying fox for children to enjoy.
“This project has revitalised Wangal Reserve and provided an important recreation space for the community while maintaining the site’s rich heritage,” City of Canada Bay Mayor Angelo Tsirekas said.
Inclusivity and accessibility are also at the forefront of the park’s new design.
“We have created a space where people of all ages and abilities can come together to explore, learn, exercise or simply relax and enjoy the natural beauty this area has to offer,” Mayor Tsirekas said.
Broken into two stages, the works began in June 2019 with extensive community consultation throughout the project. This public feedback was incorporated into the final design to ensure Wangal Reserve remains a much-loved community asset.
A kayak launch facility is also scheduled to be installed in 2021. Click here for more information on the project.