We are delivering the city’s largest suburban sporting and recreation hub at Adamstown, following the unanimous adoption of Adamstown Park Masterplan in October 2023.
The masterplan is a blueprint for the future, ensuring that the $1.25 million makeover of Myers Park is just the beginning for Adamstown Park.
Future plans for the 13-hectare precinct have been spelled out in the new 15-year masterplan, with potential projects including two additional junior football fields, the extension of existing amenity buildings and walking track, as well as gender-friendly changerooms.
Development of the Adamstown Park Masterplan was a key recommendation in our Strategic Sports Plan, and also aligns with the directions of our Newcastle 2040 Community Strategic Plan.
What has been delivered so far?
Adamstown’s Myers Park stage one works were officially opened in July 2023. The significant upgrades transformed the park into a multi-use sporting hub, with improved playing surfaces and new recreation facilities catering for both clubs and community members.
The $1.25 million project was delivered by City of Newcastle in collaboration with Broadmeadow Magic Youth Football Club, which successfully secured a $1 million grant from the NSW Government under the Greater Cities and Regional Sport Facility Fund.
The improvements that were carried out with grant funding at Myers Park included:
Installation of new LED lighting
Realignment and improved drainage
New fitness stations and water stations
Covered tiered seating bringing comfort and shade to Myers Park No.1
A new basketball half-court and bat ball court
New fencing and a three metre wide running track around the perimeter of Myers Park.
*Note: Stage 1 works have been slightly amended following detailed design and a review of submissions received during public exhibition of the Adamstown Park Masterplan. This includes alignment of the footpath to improve amenity as well as avoiding trees and existing services. The multipurpose court has also been split into 2 to provide one bat ball court and 1 half basketball court.
1 November 2023 - New era for Adamstown Park as Masterplan approved