COMPLETE - Phase one construction
We know how important it is to stay active and that’s why we have delivered a $1.5 million active hub in Federal Park, Wallsend.
Key features of the recently opened Wallsend Active Hub:
- Expanded playspace suited to all ages and abilities featuring swings, slides, climbing areas, spinning carousel and trampolines
- Pump track for bikes, scooters and skateboards
- Multi-sport courts catering to basketball and futsal
- Rebound wall
- Climbing wall
- Fitness stations
- Seating areas with shelter
- Bins, drinking fountain and bike racks
- Tree planting around the active hub site
Phase one construction of the Wallsend Active Hub's active recreation areas commenced in August 2021 and was completed in October 2022.
Community Opening of Wallsend Active Hub in November 2022.
The Wallsend Active Hub site in August 2022.
The Wallsend Active Hub site in March 2022.
Proudly funded by the NSW Government in association with City of Newcastle.
CURRENT - Phase two construction
City of Newcastle is undertaking the next stage of Wallsend Active Hub, including the installation of new public toilet facilities.
These amenities will be delivered as part of stage 2, which also incorporates a BBQ area, shelter and seating within the design plan. These facilities are currently being planned to be delivered at a future date.
Installation of the new prefabricated amenities building were completed on 15 August 2023 and will be connected by late October 2023.
Due to recent vandalism, the connection of the newly installed amenities has been delayed to allow City of Newcastle to repair the new facility. Thank you for your patience while the repairs are undertaken.
Frequently asked questions
Phase one construction of Wallsend Active Hub was completed in October 2022.
No, the Wallsend Active Hub site is located at the northern end of Federal Park and will not impact organised sport based at this venue.
Yes, the footpaths from the adjoining carpark and Federal Park links to a new pathway around the perimeter of Wallsend Active Hub, with easy access for prams and wheelchairs to the new and existing seating areas.
Yes, an accessible spinning carousel is featured in the new playspace.
Yes, within phase two of Wallsend Active Hub design plan a BBQ area, shelter and seating is incorporated. These facilities are currently being planned to be delivered at a future date.
Yes, parking is available in the Wallsend Swimming Centre carpark, conveniently located on Boscawen Street, adjacent to Wallsend Active Hub.
A review of environmental factors was undertaken as part of the planning for Wallsend Active Hub and the design considers these factors. While there remains a risk of flooding during extreme storm events, the active hub site is elevated to mitigate this risk.