Works underway

We are continuing with the renewal works for Forestville War Memorial Poppy Park Playground. New gates and path connections have been installed and furniture is due to be replaced in the coming weeks.

Following on from community engagement, we requested submissions from playground suppliers to carry out works and have engaged a supplier to undertake the renewal of the play equipment and surfacing. These works will take place later this financial year.

Highlights include:

  • large play structure with multiple platforms, wheelchair accessibility, climbing options and spiral slide
  • toddler play structure with climbing options and slide
  • large single point basket swing
  • smaller basket swing and toddler swings
  • sensory play elements
  • timber structures with green highlights to keep a native bush feeling to the playground.

Restoration of walls and artworks will take place during the course of the renewal.

Take a look at the artist impressions below.


Following a positive response from the community during the engagement period, we are proceeding with the playground upgrade, with an emphasis on seeking out 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. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback.

You can veiw the Community Engagement Report here.

The upgrade will be 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.

The project will improve accessibility and safety and inspire more social interaction for all generations. The play space theme will pay homage to the memorial nature of the park and feature natural elements and materials.

Important components of the project are an upgrade to the equipment within the playground and improved access to the public amenities.

Features of the upgrade include:

  • additional inclusive playground equipment elements
  • introduction of more nature-based play themes
  • accessible picnic area with seating, barbeque and shelter


Name Phillip Gray, Asset Management Officer - Parks & Recreation
Phone 1300 434 434
In writing

'Forestville Memorial (Poppy Park) Playground Upgrade', Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 82, Manly NSW 1655.