Wallsend Active Hub

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We know how important it is to stay active and that’s why we are delivering a $1.5 million active hub in Federal Park, Wallsend.

In early 2021, City of Newcastle sought community feedback on the concept design for the active hub. Overall, the feedback received was positive, with the community welcoming the exciting addition to Wallsend. Additional shade shelters have been included in the final design in response to community feedback.

Key features:

  • 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.

Proudly funded by the NSW Government in association with City of Newcastle.

Frequently asked questions

Construction on Wallsend Active Hub is due for completion by July 2022, weather permitting.

No, the playground has been removed to make way for the construction of Wallsend Active Hub.

The existing equipment will be repurposed. New additions to the playspace will include swings, slides, climbing areas, spinning carousel and trampolines.  

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, to ensure the safety of our community and to facilitate safe movement of construction equipment to and from the Wallsend Active Hub construction site, approximately one quarter of the Wallsend Swimming Centre carpark will be fenced off and unavailable to the public.  

Throughout the construction period, carpark traffic will be managed by a traffic controller to ensure the safety of carpark users. 

Yes, the footpaths from the adjoining carpark and Federal Park will link 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 will feature in the new playspace.  

Yes, the plan for Wallsend Active Hub includes a BBQ area and toilets. These facilities will be delivered at a later date, as part of phase two of Wallsend Active Hub.  

Yes, parking will be 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 will be elevated to mitigate this risk.