Wangal reserve playground

New Nature-Based Playground at Wangal Reserve

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.

Slide at Wangal Reserve Wangal Reserve

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.

Kids climbing at Wangal playground

“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.

More information:

Address:  Wangal Reserve, Hilly Street, Mortlake NSW 2137
Find out more about the Wangal Reserve upgrade on the City of Canada Bay website.

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