On Saturday hundreds of people flocked to Fitzroy Gardens in Potts Point for the reopening of the much-needed playground.
It was great to join children of all ages and their parents to celebrate. We know that more and more people are choosing to raise families in the City of Sydney.
For parents of young children in villages with high urban density, like Kings Cross, Potts Point and Elizabeth Bay, having access to great parks and playgrounds is essential. Local parks and playgrounds function as their backyards, and offer parents and children space to be active, meet their neighbours and form a strong local community.
The well-used playground at Fitzroy Gardens was installed in the 1990s, and was in dire need of an upgrade. Nearly 100 local parents and children came to Council and asked for this playground to be improved. We worked closely with the community, using the input of local children, residents, businesses and heritage experts, to create a beautiful new play area that was appropriate for the location.
The new playground includes a basket swing, a slide, climbing equipment, pole forest and labyrinth table game, as well as new trees, seating and improvement that have made the playground more accessible for all. Fitzroy gardens is just one of more than 400 parks and playgrounds maintained by the City which provide valuable pockets of green space for residents, visitors and children.