Council is seeking your ideas and suggestions for improvements at Arlington Reserve to complement the current retaining wall, seating and path upgrade.

In 2009, Marrickville Council carried out community consultation for the Arlington Reserve Draft Improvement Plan. These consultations resulted in the upgrade of the turf sports field, fencing of the field warm-up areas and the installation of player’s shelters.

Funding of $245,000 is currently allocated for:

  • Upgrade and repair of the seating/retaining walls and adjoining path;
  • Planting the steep embankment to reduce hazardous mowing; and
  • Replacement of unhealthy trees.

Download the Arlington Reserve Revised Concept Plan showing the proposed retaining wall and embankment works.

A further $200,000 has been allocated for additional improvements and repairs. A number of possible works have been identified and your preferences, comments and further ideas are sought.

To provide your feedback on the improvements:

  • Make your submission by ranking your preferences and/or telling us your ideas and comments;
  • Join the discussion forum; and/or
  • Attend the informal information session in the park, 10.30am – 12.00 noon Saturday 14 April 2012.

Have your say. Council values your feedback.


What is important to you about Arlington Recreation Reserve?

<p><em>How do you use the reserve? It may be important for sport or as a meeting place for families and neighbours, children. It may be important as an area for exercising, walking or simply for the peace and open space it provides.</em></p> <p><em>Tell us what's most important to you about Arlington Reserve?</em></p>

What would you like to see upgraded/refurbished at Arlington Reserve?

<p><em>Some of the needed upgrades and refurbishments that Council and the community have identified are:</em></p> <p><em>Repainting of outdoor bench seating, path replacement, entry upgrade, restoration of original features, scoreboard relocation, removal of the slumping seating bank, further mulching and replanting and improving drainage of the landscape/Player's Pavilion and grandstand surrounds.</em></p> <p><em>What are your thoughts?</em></p>
Main Entry Area Required
Players' Area Required
Northern Outside Seating and Embankment Required
Grandstand Area Required
Grandstand Toilets Required
Southern Outside Seating Required
Williams Parade field edge Required

The survey form is now closed. Thanks for your contributions.

Draft Landscape Plan Required

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  1. Repainting of outdoor seating #
  2. Repair of pavement #
  3. Entry upgrade - eg. repainting gate, new paving, new signage #
  4. Relocate scoreboard #
  5. Further mulching under trees #
  6. Replanting sparce gardenbeds #
  7. Restoration of original elements - repainting gates, repairing concrete end posts, repai #

The survey form is now closed. Thanks for your contributions.

  1. Spectator bench seating (e.g. repainting) #
  2. Grandstand seating (e.g. replacement or repainting) #
  3. Remove failing concrete seating near Laxton Reserve #
  4. Upgrade Williams Parade entry area #
  5. Relocate scoreboard #
  6. Tree mulching and garden planting #
  7. Restore original elements (e.g. Stairs, end posts, gates) #
  8. Drainage improvements (e.g. garden, pavilion and grandstand areas) #
  9. Tree replacement (e.g. embankment area and Williams Parade) #

The survey form is now closed. Thanks for your contributions.