Have your say on new park name

Published Monday, 23rd March 2020

Artist impression of the new park at the corner of Karella and Koonoona avenues.
Artist impression of the new park at the corner of Karella and Koonoona avenues.

Residents are invited to have their say on the name for the new park being built for residents of Villawood and Carramar.

At Council’s Services Committee meeting on 10 March, the committee agreed to consult the community on the plan to name the new $1 million park Koonoona Park.

The 3200 sq m will be located at the corner of Karella and Koonoona avenues, Villawood. Council purchased six residential blocks to transform into green space for local families to enjoy.

The name has a historical link to Villawood, being the name of a small reserve that was previously located at the western end of Koonoona Avenue before The Horsley Drive was realigned in the early 2000s.

Residents can have their say on the proposed name from Monday 23 March to Sunday 19 April at www.fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au/koonoona.

Fairfield City Mayor Frank Carbone said he is excited to see construction of the new park is well underway.

“This park will provide the families of Villawood and Carramar with much-needed green space, enabling them spend time together and be active,” Mayor Carbone said.

“This new park will join Council’s incredible line-up of local parks, and will rank among the likes of Fairfield Adventure Park, Bonnyrigg Town Centre Park, Emerson Park and Cabra Vale Memorial Park as one of our City’s premier green spaces.”

The centrepiece of the new park will be a ground level ropes course that will allow children to climb onto a rope net structure via a number of different climbing paths.

Play items include a multiple seated swing set with a boat seat, flying fox, and toddler play items with shade.

Active spaces included are a permanent outdoor table tennis table, half basketball court, and dynamic and static exercise equipment.

A shelter with picnic seating is also included as well as a circuit path, passive turf areas, trees and multiple seating opportunities.

“The climbing structure will be the first of its kind in Fairfield City,” Mayor Carbone said.

“This new park will be the perfect place to come together and kick a ball with friends, tackle the ropes structure, or relax under a tree with a good book. There will be something for everybody to enjoy.”

The park is due for completion in May 2020.