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

Consultation dates

Monday 5 September 2022

Community feedback opens

Saturday 10 September 2022

On site drop in session 11am-1pm

Come along anytime between 11 and 1 and chat to the project team.

Have your say

Below by posting your thought on the ideas wall or by competing the survey.

Other ways to provide feedback

To receive information or provide feedback in another format, call us Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm via free community services. You will need to provide the project lead's phone number - 02 9392 5634

Call a FREE Interpreter or the National Relay Service, Monday to Friday between 9am-4pm and provide our phone number 02 9392 5634.

  • Free Interpreter call TIS National on 131 450
  • Voice relay call 1300 555 727
  • TTY call 133 677
  • SMS relay call 0423 677 767

In writing addressed to Aaron Callaghan, Inner West Council, PO BOX 14, Petersham 2049

What happens next?

Contact Us

Have questions or want to learn more about a project, contact us below:

Name Aaron Callagahan
Phone 02 93925634
Email aaron.callaghan@innerwest.nsw.gov.au