Glen Street Open Space Masterplan

Continuing the revitalization of the Glen Street area we are initiating an open Space Masterplan to improve connectivity and facilities at Frenchs Forest Showground and Lionel Watts Reserve.

Continuing the revitalization of the Glen Street area we are initiating an open Space Masterplan to improve connectivity and facilities at Frenchs Forest Showground and Lionel Watts Reserve.

  • Ideas becoming a reality

    about 2 months ago

    Thank you to everyone who got involved in our initial ideas stage of this masterplan process.

    We received over 300 responses to the online survey, we met about 55 people at our two community drop in sessions and held workshops with young people from the House with No Steps and Mimosa Public School to generate ideas for the playground.

    Our task now is to take all these ideas and bring you a plan later this year that we think you'll love.

    Thank you to everyone who got involved in our initial ideas stage of this masterplan process.

    We received over 300 responses to the online survey, we met about 55 people at our two community drop in sessions and held workshops with young people from the House with No Steps and Mimosa Public School to generate ideas for the playground.

    Our task now is to take all these ideas and bring you a plan later this year that we think you'll love.

  • Have Your Say

    3 months ago

    We are keen to hear your priorities for informal play in and around the Glen Street Open Space area.

    Comments you provide will be used to develop the Glen Street Open Space Masterplan.

    How to get involved

    Come along to one of our on-site drop in sessions at Lionel Watts Playground, Blackbutts Road, Frenchs Forest
    • Saturday 5 August 9.30-11:30am
    • Wednesday 9 August 3.30-5.30pm

    If you have any questions please contact the Parks & Recreation Team on 9942 2111

    Online survey closed Sunday 13 August 2017

    We are keen to hear your priorities for informal play in and around the Glen Street Open Space area.

    Comments you provide will be used to develop the Glen Street Open Space Masterplan.

    How to get involved

    Come along to one of our on-site drop in sessions at Lionel Watts Playground, Blackbutts Road, Frenchs Forest
    • Saturday 5 August 9.30-11:30am
    • Wednesday 9 August 3.30-5.30pm

    If you have any questions please contact the Parks & Recreation Team on 9942 2111

    Online survey closed Sunday 13 August 2017
  • Connecting All Through Play

    3 months ago

    As part of the 'Connecting All Through Play' project the Northern Beaches Council is adding to its three existing all-abilities playgrounds located at Collaroy, Manly and Newport, with the creation of two further inclusive play spaces at Manly Dam and Lionel Watts.

    The play spaces will be designed to not only be exciting and vibrant but to connect the community, in particular, children to natural areas. The greater accessibility of these major play spaces will enable people of all-abilities to participate in play and reap the benefits of increased physical activity, social interaction and mental stimulation.

    Download the information booklet on Connecting All Through Play program

    As part of the 'Connecting All Through Play' project the Northern Beaches Council is adding to its three existing all-abilities playgrounds located at Collaroy, Manly and Newport, with the creation of two further inclusive play spaces at Manly Dam and Lionel Watts.

    The play spaces will be designed to not only be exciting and vibrant but to connect the community, in particular, children to natural areas. The greater accessibility of these major play spaces will enable people of all-abilities to participate in play and reap the benefits of increased physical activity, social interaction and mental stimulation.

    Download the information booklet on Connecting All Through Play program

  • Sportsground upgrades at Lionel Watts

    3 months ago

    Lionel Watts Reserve is one of the busiest sportsgrounds on the Northern Beaches, and demand for use is increasing. The recent Sportsgrounds Strategy identified a number of Strategies for maximising sportsground availability.

    These strategies included:

    • Make better use of existing sportsgrounds by looking at bookings and layout
    • Convert more sportsfields to synthetic fields.
    Following consultation with sporting groups we propose the western half of the reserve will become synthetic fields.

    This will provide
    • 2 full size 105m x 63m soccer fields
    • a junior field 60m x 35m.
    • a senior AFL field.

    Stormwater harvesting and detention will be included in the design of the synthetic field.

    A perimeter fence will be required (similar to the Forestville Melwood Oval fence) to help manage access and prevent damage to the field.

    View the sportsfield landscape plan.

    Lionel Watts Reserve is one of the busiest sportsgrounds on the Northern Beaches, and demand for use is increasing. The recent Sportsgrounds Strategy identified a number of Strategies for maximising sportsground availability.

    These strategies included:

    • Make better use of existing sportsgrounds by looking at bookings and layout
    • Convert more sportsfields to synthetic fields.
    Following consultation with sporting groups we propose the western half of the reserve will become synthetic fields.

    This will provide
    • 2 full size 105m x 63m soccer fields
    • a junior field 60m x 35m.
    • a senior AFL field.

    Stormwater harvesting and detention will be included in the design of the synthetic field.

    A perimeter fence will be required (similar to the Forestville Melwood Oval fence) to help manage access and prevent damage to the field.

    View the sportsfield landscape plan.
  • Background

    3 months ago

    As part of the 2017/2018 Operational Plan, a number of improvement works are scheduled within the Lionel Watts Reserve, Lionel Watts Playground and Frenchs Forest Show Ground.

    These works include

    • A new inclusive play space for the Watts Playground, as part of the 'Connecting All Through Play' project
    • the conversion of 2 playing fields to synthetic grass surfacing
    • improved connectivity throughout the Glen Street area

    To ensure that all the works come together to provide the best outcomes we are undergoing a planning process.

    Council has contracted Phillips Marler Architects to lead on the Glen Street Open Space Masterplan.

    As part of the 2017/2018 Operational Plan, a number of improvement works are scheduled within the Lionel Watts Reserve, Lionel Watts Playground and Frenchs Forest Show Ground.

    These works include

    • A new inclusive play space for the Watts Playground, as part of the 'Connecting All Through Play' project
    • the conversion of 2 playing fields to synthetic grass surfacing
    • improved connectivity throughout the Glen Street area

    To ensure that all the works come together to provide the best outcomes we are undergoing a planning process.

    Council has contracted Phillips Marler Architects to lead on the Glen Street Open Space Masterplan.