Coral Sea Park Playground Upgrade: Maroubra Community Asked for Inputs

Coral Sea Park Playground at Yorktown Parade is set for an upgrade, which will be ready for public use by the end of 2021. However, the Council wants the community’s inputs in the development before any work is done on the site.

The new playground must be designed to cater to people of all abilities, including those with mobility, sensory, sight or hearing issues.  

The plan will be funded by the NSW Government and the Randwick City Council under the Everyone Can Play grant that supports playspaces in neighbourhoods.  

“The effects of Covid-19 have reminded everyone about the value of our playspaces, as these spaces along with open space have become places of welcome respite from increased time indoors,” a statement from NSW Government outlined. 

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“Playspaces exist at the heart of our neighbourhoods and should cater for everyone – young and old, families and carers, and people of all abilities.

“Playspaces should be welcoming and comfortable, easy to navigate and interesting. They should offer a range of physical challenges, a variety of landscape settings and provide opportunities to connect with others.”

This project will also preserve and maintain Molly’s Park, the garden memorial within the playground. The space was dedicated to a teenager, Melissa ‘Molly’ Dunn, who died at the park in 2012. 

The park is also next to a sporting ground for rugby and soccer fields, a cricket pitch and practice nets, as well as an off-leash dog exercise area.

To participate in the public consultation, locals may either complete a survey or share their stories about their experiences at the park. The public consultation will run until 28 Jan 2021.