Koonoona Park opens 7 September
Published on 03 September 2020
Koonoona Park - the eagerly-anticipated playground for the families of Villawood and Carramar – will open for residents to enjoy from Monday, 7 September.
The $1.9 million, 3200 sqm park at the corner of Koonoona and Karella avenues, is the biggest neighbourhood park in the Villawood and Carramar areas. The centrepiece of the park is a ground level ropes course that allows children to climb onto a rope net structure via a number of different climbing paths.
Mayor Carbone said Koonoona Park is one of the City’s premier parks, offering families an innovative and unique experience.
“The rope and net climbing frame is a first for our City, and one of only a few in NSW,” Mayor Carbone said.
“Children can enjoy hours of fun climbing here after school and on weekends and holidays, while getting fit and healthy with family and friends.
“We want each of our City’s super parks to offer something innovative and unique for residents to encourage families to travel around and experience the different spaces our City has to offer.
“These parks are being built across our City to be easily accessible for everyone, no matter where you live, which strengthens our City’s reputation as a great place to live, work and raise a family.”
Play items also 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.
“Koonoona Park offers something for everyone in the family to enjoy, whether they want to climb or swing, kick a ball around, or just relax in the shade with a book,” Mayor Carbone said.
“I look forward to seeing local children enjoying this park, and it becoming a hub for community life in Villawood and Carramar.”
Council purchased six residential blocks to transform into green space for local families to enjoy and received $300,000 in funding from the NSW Government under the Clubgrants Category 3 Grants Program to turn it into a park
Council is spending $1.25 million this financial year on improvements to the City’s other parks and playgrounds, in addition to $6.5 million on a new all-abilities playground at Deerbush Park at Fairfield Showground.