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Parks & Playgrounds

Parks & Playgrounds, What to do

Onslow Street Reserve Upgrade, opening event on Saturday 20 August 2022, 9–10.30am

The Waverly City Council  is holding an re-opening event. Join us on Saturday 20 August from 9am to celebrate the re-opening of Onslow Street Reserve! The event will include a ceremonial ribbon cutting with Mayor Paula Masselos followed by free coffee and face painting. See you there! As identified in our Play Space Strategy, we’re improving Onslow Street Reserve to ensure it is fit for purpose and up to the latest Australian Standards. The upgrade includes: A new play space with a multi-play unit, swings, rubber soft fall, custom tunnel and nature play elements; A new steel garden fence along…

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Inspiration, Parks & Playgrounds

Top 5 spots to enjoy jacarandas

Our local area is beautiful at this time of year as jacarandas paint the streets purple. An iconic part of our landscape, these beauties bloom for only a few weeks each year – so get your cameras out before they are gone again! Here we share our local area’s top 5 jacarandas in the Woollahra Council area. 1. Oxford Street, corner of Glenmore Road The northern edge of Victoria Barracks is adorned by a row of stunning jacarandas. 2. Five Ways, Paddington Grab a table at one of Five Way’s famous cafes and soak in the purple splendour from all angles. 3….

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Kids, Parks & Playgrounds

Coral Sea Park Inclusive playspace now open for everyone to play

A new inclusive playspace in Maroubra’s Coral Sea Park will be opened by the Hon Anthony Roberts, Minister for Planning and Homes and Mayor Dylan Parker on Wednesday 3 August. Council received $200,000 funding from the NSW Government’s Everybody Can Play program to upgrade the existing playground and create a world class playspace that has been designed to include everyone in the community. The innovate design allows children of all abilities to play together, including those with physical disabilities and mobility impairments, or spectrum disorders such as autism. “This new inclusive playspace means it is much easier for every child…

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Events, Parks & Playgrounds, What to do

Celebrate National Tree Day With Woollahra Council

Tree Day is an opportunity to do something positive for your local environment, reconnect with nature and your community. Come and join us at Christison Park on National Tree Day – 31 July 2022. We will plant a range of locally native plants at this scenic ocean foreshore site to beautify the park and extend the habitat corridor for small birds and other wildlife. Everyone is welcome! After your planting, enjoy some snacks and let the kids join our interactive native wildlife program. When: Sunday 31 July 2022, 9:30am-12:30pm Where: Christison Park, Vaucluse Register Online “The whole goal of National Tree Day is…

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Parks & Playgrounds

Popular Dog walking areas in the waverly council area

The Waverly Council has several designated areas for on-leash and off-leash dog walking. Each location has signs to indicate this. Dog owners are responsible for acknowledging appropriate signage. Unless signposted otherwise or a prohibited area under the NSW Animal Companion ActThis external link will open in a new window, dogs are allowed on leash across the Waverley Area. Dog litter bag dispensers are available at all off-leash parks, however we recommend always carrying dog bags with you when you’re walking your dog, to ensure you don’t get caught out. Find out more about your responsibility as a dog owner here….

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Parks & Playgrounds

Barbecue facilities at Bronte Park, Have Your Say!

Waverley Council is inviting the community to check out our plans for our new barbecue facilities at Bronte Park. The Council will be installing four new accessible barbeques in the park near the existing picnic shelters, including one near the children’s playground. Bronte Park is one of Waverley’s most popular picnic spots for families visiting the beach and ocean pool. It is also a popular exercise spot on the Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk and a place to relax. Council carefully considered the layout and usage of the park when determining that the best proposed location for the new barbecues…

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Parks & Playgrounds, School holidays

Egg-cellent Easter

SAT 16 AND SUN 17 APRI This highly anticipated annual Easter event will bring Sydney children on the Easter Bilby’s journey through the stunning Centennial Parklands. Together with their parents, children are introduced to the story of the Easter Bilby and their very special promotion to Australia’s Easter mascot. Children engage in nature-based games and art projects celebrating Australia’s native plants and animals, follow trail maps, overcome challenges and connect with the natural world and their community! This egg-cellent adventure is all about families celebrating Easter magic in the beautiful outdoors. This is a 1-hour program led by one of our education rangers. Session times:…

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Health & Wellbeing, Parks & Playgrounds

Check out these new indoor sports courts in Alexandria

The city of Sydney has opened 2 new indoor courts as Perry Park continues to transform into a bustling sporting precinct We’ve brought more of our courts indoors at Perry Park Recreation Centre so lovers of netball, futsal, badminton, volleyball and basketball can play and practice year round, no matter the weather. International level futsal games can be hosted at the centre for the first time and tiered seating for bigger crowds is now available. 4 indoor courts at the centre are now available for sports competitions and hire. Work on a FIFA-sized multipurpose sports field, spectator seating and an…

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Health & Wellbeing, Parks & Playgrounds

Four Fantastic Outdoor Fitness Options in Coogee

Coogee is easy to get to by bus from the city and Bondi Junction, or walk the coast path around from Bondi in the north or Maroubra in the south. If you have to drive, be warned that parking is a real headache on weekends and holidays [there’s still no meters in most streets though]. The promenade is great for walking, cycling and just people-watching: early mornings bring out the boot campers and sand sprinters, beach volleyball is set up on the sand and on the grass in the afternoons there are performers practising slack line walking, drummers, buskers, Latin…

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Kids, Parks & Playgrounds

Moore Park Tigers – Guiding The Stars Of Tomorrow

History was made last Friday night when Lance “Buddy” Franklin became just the sixth man in history to kick 1000 career AFL goals. It’s a feat that many believe will never happen again with the modern game not built for powerhouse forwards. Those at the SCG who were lucky enough to witness the iconic milestone no doubt walked away inspired by the moment. The impact of that night on the next generation of footballers can’t be understated – who knows how many kids went to sleep dreaming of doing the same. Of course, just a stone’s throw away from that bustling stadium…

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