Construction complete

Come and check out the new play space

Forestville War Memorial (Poppy Park) Playground has now reopened after a full renovation. The playground has new play equipment and surfacing, and offers more inclusive play opportunities for all abilities. The play equipment and furniture feature the use of timber to reflect the established native garden setting and existing sculptures in the park.

The upgrade includes:

  • Full replacement of play equipment and safety surfacing
  • Larger accessible main play structure with a spiral tube slide, a wide straight side and climbing options
  • Toddler play structure with double slide
  • Single point basket swing
  • Standard basket swing
  • High backed toddler swing and standard toddler swing
  • Spring rocker
  • Musical pipes
  • Balancing play elements

Other features of the renovation include new furniture (picnic tables, bench seats and water drinking fountain), new gates, fresh paint and improved path access.

This district playground forms part of the recreation precinct that includes multiple sports fields, courts, skate park and a recently opened outdoor fitness area.

The upgrade was partially funded through the NSW Department of Planning, Industry & Environment's (DPIE) Everyone Can Play grant program which supports the creation of inclusive public open spaces for adventure and play.

Check out the new playground features below.

Community engagement

Following a positive response from the community during the engagement period, we have upgraded the playground, with an emphasis on maximising the best play value possible for the space.

The proposal was publicly exhibited between Friday 15 July and Sunday 14 August 2022. We received 42 submissions.

You can view the Community Engagement Report here.