Information about construction of a new Active Sports Youth Precinct and an All-Abilities Playground
Cooper Street Reserve, Old Princes Highway, and Railway Parade, Engadine NSW 2233
Project start: August 2023
Expected completion: May 2024 (weather permitting)
We are excited to update the community about the upgrade at Cooper Street Reserve in Engadine, which includes a new Active Sports Youth Precinct and All-Abilities Playground.
Council staff are working with design specialists Playce on the Active Sports Youth Precinct. Both spaces have involved consultation with local stakeholders to ensure the best possible youth and all-abilities playground is delivered for our community.
Our contractor Auscape Landscape and Civil Contractors P/L is delivering the work.
Consultation with the community
We consulted with the local community and key stakeholders about the development of the Masterplan, All-Abilities Playground and the Active Sports Youth Precinct for Cooper Street Reserve between 2020 and 2022. We thank you for your feedback that has helped shaped this exciting new recreation space. Find out more.
Read the Media Release of 29 August 2023 - Champion Local Skaters 'On Board'
The All-abilities Playground and Active Sports Youth Precinct are the first stages of the Cooper Street Reserve Masterplan.
The parking area along the northern boundary in Cooper Street has been enhanced and there are future plans to upgrade the amenities block.
Active Sports Youth Precinct
- Monday to Friday: 7:00am to 5.30pm
- Saturday: 8:00am to 1.00pm
- Note: during construction there may be increased noise during these times.
- No work will take place on Sundays or public holidays.
Impacts during construction
When construction starts in 2023:
- The existing internal carpark next to the skate park will not be open to the public.
- The existing children’s playground will remain operational for as long as possible during the construction phase before it needs to be removed. The existing Liberty Swing will need to be removed early in construction.
- At times, sections of the open space will be unavailable, this will change during the phases of construction. Trenching across the reserve is required to lay new electrical, drainage and water lines. We will try and keep as much of the park open to the public as possible.
- There will be increased traffic entering and existing Cooper Street via the roundabout on Old Princes Highway.
The Active Sports Youth Precinct is proudly funded by the NSW Government under the Greater Sydney Sport Facility Fund in association with Sutherland Shire Council.
The All-Abilities Playground is fully funded by Sutherland Shire Council.