Darrell Jackson Gardens is a lovely local area park in Summer Hill with open space and some sporting facilities as well as a skate park, tennis courts, children's play areas, BBQ and picnic facilities.

It is now time to plan for the future use and maintenance of Darrell Jackson Gardens. We want to know how you currently use this park and how you would like to use it in the future.

Your feedback will inform the draft Plan of Management and Master Plan.

In November 2018, Council adopted Open Space Areas POM priorities list.

We are preparing a Plan of Management (POM) and Master Plan for Darrell Jackson Gardens. The POM is a guiding document which directs the future planning, management and use of the park. The POM is accompanied by the Master Plan which outlines the vision and actions required for improvement over the next 10 years.

A Plan of Management is a useful tool to provide strategic planning and governance for the management and use of land. The plans set out objectives and performance targets for community land and promote active land management.

Councils are required to develop plans of management under Local Government Act 1993 (LG Act)

Improvements to park access and paths conditions

Improvements of the skate park

Improvements to the conditions of the tennis courts

Renewing aging assets such as benches, tables, signs

Upgrade of drainage

Playground upgrade

What can you influence?

Council would welcome community feedback on key park elements and community access and use. You can comment on:

  • Heritage elements within the park
  • Sport and structured and unstructured recreation needs
  • Built form-Amenity and facility use/improvements
  • Ecology and biodiversity
  • Park safety
  • Signage and interpretation including community art
  • Safety and access including pathways and linkages
  • Current and future community use of the park shared spaces

Have your say

Below by posting your thoughts on the ideas wall or by completing the survey.

Share your visions

Complete the online survey

  • Engagement Outcomes Report

    We will review the feedback provided by the community and prepare an Engagement Outcomes Report

  • Draft POM

    Council will write the draft Plan of Management based on the visions provided by the community

  • Public Exhibition

    The draft POM will be put on public exhibition for you to review