Gilbert Barry Reserve upgrade in Dulwich Hill


Gilbert Barry Reserve is a pocket park on Wardell Road in Dulwich Hill. The space has been looking tired and in need of an upgrade. Council is currently working on a long term strategy in Dulwich Hill to create a safe, connected and healthy community for all residents. The upgrade is a step toward achieving those goals as well as enhancing the reserve itself.

Did you know?

Gilbert Barry was Mayor of Petersham in 1927 and Mayor of Marrickville in 1949.

What Council will be doing

The location of the reserve makes it well suited as a place for sitting and relaxing. The existing community garden will continue to function in its current form.

The upgrade includes:

  • Removal of existing furniture, concrete slabs and low brick wall;
  • Turf, garden bed and tree planting; and
  • Landscape construction works to provide a public rest area including new furniture and water fountain

Take a look at the concept plan

Gilbert Barry Reserve is a pocket park on Wardell Road in Dulwich Hill. The space has been looking tired and in need of an upgrade. Council is currently working on a long term strategy in Dulwich Hill to create a safe, connected and healthy community for all residents. The upgrade is a step toward achieving those goals as well as enhancing the reserve itself.

Did you know?

Gilbert Barry was Mayor of Petersham in 1927 and Mayor of Marrickville in 1949.

What Council will be doing

The location of the reserve makes it well suited as a place for sitting and relaxing. The existing community garden will continue to function in its current form.

The upgrade includes:

  • Removal of existing furniture, concrete slabs and low brick wall;
  • Turf, garden bed and tree planting; and
  • Landscape construction works to provide a public rest area including new furniture and water fountain

Take a look at the concept plan


  • Upgrade work commences

    almost 3 years ago

    The demolition works will take place from 18 - 22 April 2016 before the reserve will be reopened. The remainder of the construction will occur from mid May to late June 2016, weather permitting.

    There will be no public access during the construction. The hours of work will be 7am -5pm, Monday to Friday.

    A Construction Work Zone will be in place adjacent to the reserve on Wardell Road. Parking will not be permitted Monday to Friday between 7am to 5pm for the duration of the works.

    The demolition works will take place from 18 - 22 April 2016 before the reserve will be reopened. The remainder of the construction will occur from mid May to late June 2016, weather permitting.

    There will be no public access during the construction. The hours of work will be 7am -5pm, Monday to Friday.

    A Construction Work Zone will be in place adjacent to the reserve on Wardell Road. Parking will not be permitted Monday to Friday between 7am to 5pm for the duration of the works.

  • Concept plan for upgrade

    about 3 years ago

    The concept plan for the upgrade of Gilbert Barry Reserve has now been developed. All suggestions put forward by the community were considered and where possible these have been incorporated into the plan. Construction is expected to start mid-May.

    Take a look at the plan.


    The concept plan for the upgrade of Gilbert Barry Reserve has now been developed. All suggestions put forward by the community were considered and where possible these have been incorporated into the plan. Construction is expected to start mid-May.

    Take a look at the plan.