Jack Shanahan Reserve Upgrade Works - Update

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Council has consulted extensively with local residents and park users on the Jack Shanahan Reserve Upgrade, most recently seeking feedback on the new multi-use court and street skate area. Your suggestions and comments have helped shape the overall concept plan for the reserve and the current upgrade works.

The Jack Shanahan Reserve Upgrade works are scheduled to commence Monday 28 October 2013. It is expected that works will be completed in early April 2014.

The reserve will be closed to all public use and access during construction. However, it is intended that sections of the reserve will be open during

Council has consulted extensively with local residents and park users on the Jack Shanahan Reserve Upgrade, most recently seeking feedback on the new multi-use court and street skate area. Your suggestions and comments have helped shape the overall concept plan for the reserve and the current upgrade works.

The Jack Shanahan Reserve Upgrade works are scheduled to commence Monday 28 October 2013. It is expected that works will be completed in early April 2014.

The reserve will be closed to all public use and access during construction. However, it is intended that sections of the reserve will be open during the Christmas holiday period.

The upgrade comprises a range of works and is the first step in implementation of the Jack Shanahan Reserve Upgrade Concept Plan which was endorsed by Council in February 2013. Works include:

  • Provision of a new commuter path including lighting to connect to the new Dulwich Hill Light Rail Station;
  • Skatepark spectator area including walling and extension of concrete pavements to the existing skatepark;
  • New picnic area including low walling, pavements, barbeque and picnic table settings;
  • Demolition of the existing basketball half court and provision of new street skate area incorporating concrete skate elements in a street style circuit;
  • Upgrade of the existing tennis court including integration of a basketball hoop to provide a multi-use court;
  • Formalisation and resheeting of asphalt entrance area;
  • Greenway planting to the eastern boundary of the site; and
  • Landscaping including new shade trees and turf.

Alternative skate park facilities near the Marrickville area are located at:

  • Darrel Jackson Park, Summer Hill
  • Cooke Park, Strathfield
  • Five Dock Park, Five Dock
  • Waterloo Fernside Park, Waterloo

www.skateboard.com.au also provides a comprehensive list of skateparks in the Sydney area.

View a summary of consultation undertaken in 2013 in regards to the new multi-use court and street skate area

View the street skate area design plan

View the Landscape Masterplan


What have you already told us?

View the consultation summary

How did we respond?

A draft concept plan based on community feedback has been developed. A report on the consultation results and the concept plan was considered by Council on Tuesday 19 February. Council resolved to proceed with designs and tenders for general park upgrades including park lighting, furniture, picnic facilities, toilets, boundary biodiversity planting and street art projects. Construction is planned between September and December 2013.

View the Council report and concept plan

Council's designers will complete final plans taking into account community feedback on the proposed changes to the tennis and basketball courts. Plans will be available on this site.

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