David Wood Inclusive Adventure Playground

  • Project typeDesign and construction of a new recreational playspace
  • Project value$1,420,000
  • Contractor nameComplete Urban Pty Ltd (design phase)
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This exciting new upgrade planned for David Wood Playing Fields in East Bowral will provide a significantly better environment for kids and adults with special needs in the Southern Highlands through the creation of an inclusive playspace for everyone.

This project will be funded by Council in partnership with the NSW Government under the Stronger Country Communities Fund and with local community group The 4K.

This project will look to deliver the first four stages of the concept plan first proposed by Council, with the initial design phase due for completion on 30 November 2023.

The main playspace area will include:

  • Learn to ride, pump track and advanced play course
  • A flying fox
  • Park furniture and footpath connections
Concept Design and Consultation

In September 2022, Council released a draft concept design of the playground for public consultation via the Your Say Wingecarribee website.

A community drop-in session was also held in October 2022 at David Wood Playing Fields, where Council staff presented the project to the community and invited feedback on the design.

A summary of the community feedback can be found in the What We Heard(PDF, 331KB) report.

Council will look to integrate key elements of this into the detailed design.

Detailed Design

Council is now undertaking a detailed design of the playspace, which will expand on the key inclusions of the original design with consideration of community feedback.

A second round of community consultation will be undertaken on the detailed design before it is finalised. Further details of this will be provided on this page at a later date.

The design takes inspiration from the story of Gurangatch and Mirrangan and the creation of the Jenolan Caves, Wingecarribee River and Wollondilly River. More can be read on this story below.

Gurangatch and Mirragan — Jenolan Caves

Construction

Following the finalisation of the design, the project will then go to construction tender. Further details will be provided on this page once they are known.

Contact details

Capital Projects team
02 4868 0888

Location

Boardman Road, Bowral 2577  View Map

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