Playground replacement program

In 2019/2020, City of Newcastle will renew 2 playgrounds across the City as part of an annual asset renewal program. 

The selected playgrounds have been identified from a biennial playground safety audit undertaken by City of Newcastle on all of its playground sites across the City. From this safety audit every playground is given a condition rating which determines its priority within our renewal program.

Playgrounds renewed during 2018/2019 

Cressington Way Reserve, Wallsend

Cressington Way Reserve Wallsend Playground Concept

A concept design has been developed for the new playground proposed for Cressington Way Reserve. The design includes a bushwood teepee tower, with stainless steel slide, shop counter, scaling wall and rope net climber; a double swing and nest swing, bushwood rockers, a climbing cubby, and timber balance activities.

Note: Concept renders pictured above may have some minor changes.

Fletcher Street Reserve, Adamstown

Fletcher Street Reserve Adamstown Playground Concept

A concept design has been developed and plans will be available for community consultation during December. The proposed design includes an extra wide stainless steel slide, clock, muscial chimes, mountain ramp, rope net climber, hammock swing and double swing.

2017/2018 Completed Playground Replacements

In 2017/2018, 4 playgrounds were renewed at the following locations:

Grahame Park, Carrington

A concept design was developed for Grahame Park, Carrington and following an onsite drop in session with residents and users, these plans were altered and finalised. The playground was completed in April 2018 and the shelter and bbq space was completed in June 2018. The space now features a play fort with double slides and climbing nets, a double swing unit, small picnic shelter with electric BBQ and more.


Bull and Tourle Street Reserve, Mayfield West

Site work commenced in November 2017 and was completed in December 2017. The playground features multiple climbing walls and bridges, slides, swings, carousel, seating furniture and much more.

Bull and Tourle Street Reserve Playground Mayfield West Demonstration School

Smith Park, Hamilton North

In 2018, Council renewed the playground at Smith Park in June 2018. The playground now boasts climbing web walls, multiple swings and swing bridge, slides, picnic shelter with furniture and more.


Wallsend Park, Wallsend

Work began at Wallsend Park in November 2017 and was completed in December 2017. The playground features wall and net climbers, slides, swings, seesaw, junior cubby and more.