New Synthetic Sports Field at Coral Sea Park Delights Maroubra Community

Did you know that after a meticulous, 10-month-long enhancement initiative, Coral Sea Park in Maroubra now has a new, synthetic sports field?

The Randwick City Council project includes both the delivery of the all-weather field and a modification of the park field layout to improve the size of the turf fields. 

The existing basketball courts were kept, the cricket practice nets were improved with the addition of a third practice pitch, and sports field lighting was renovated to allow for safer and more training throughout the winter.

In order to repair a leaking stormwater pipe that was causing erosion and ponding difficulties in the park, extensive drainage improvement work was carried out in 2022.

Before the start of the new field’s construction in 2022, a comprehensive restoration of the park’s main stormwater lines was carried out.

The Coral Sea Park, just minutes away from Maroubra’s beach and cafes, serves as a significant sports hub with rugby, soccer, and cricket facilities equipped with floodlights. Spacious playground and tree-lined surroundings enhance its appeal for passive users.

It also has been Maroubra United Football Club’s home since they first began playing there in 1962. The club is the largest football club in Randwick City with 1,300 members, 958 of them are under the age of 18. 

Ian Robinson, Maroubra United Football Club president, praised the launch of the new synthetic sports field, saying it gave both junior and senior teams additional playing time and possibilities.

“Maroubra United would like to thank Randwick Council for their investment in the local community,” Mr Robinson said.

 New Synthetic Sports Field at Coral Sea Park Delights Maroubra Community
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“This fantastic facility will allow us to provide year-round football to all our players, who range from 5 to 75 years old.

“Grassroots clubs are the nursery for our elite players and discovering the joys of football on quality surfaces like this will hopefully lead to more Maroubra players representing Australia,” he said.

“This new facility provides an all-weather playing field for our local teams,” says Mayor Dylan Parker. 

“The increased availability and reduced maintenance compared with a turf field will provide an estimated additional 2,000 hours of extra play time each year.

“I’m very pleased that Council has delivered this important improvement for our local community – particularly given the growing interest in football and demand for field space inspired by our incredible Matildas national team.”

Published 17-August-2023

Plans Released for the Coral Sea Park Playground Upgrade in Maroubra

Plans for the Coral Sea Park playground upgrade in Maroubra are now under public exhibit. The playground designs were done with inputs from the Maroubra United Soccer Club, as well as various local and school clubs that use the greenfield.

In January 2021, Randwick City Council asked for contributions about the planned upgrades with most suggestions leaning towards the reconfiguration of the existing layout, as well as the construction of a new playing field, which should boost playing hours to more than 2,000 hours a year. 

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Per the Council, the Coral Sea Park playground upgrade will include the following changes and additions: 

  • New state-of-the-art synthetic sports field to allow for an additional 2,000 hours of play, with mini-field markings for juniors and able to be played on all year round.
  • Redesign of the overall park to allow for larger fields to enhance the player experience and meet Football NSW Guidelines.
  • Upgrading lights to allow for safer play and additional spaces to be floodlit in winter.
  • New cricket nets, moved to a new location.
  • Existing half basketball courts will be unaffected and remain in their current location.

Maroubra locals and those who use the facility are enjoined to submit their inputs to the plans by filling out the online survey, which will close on 29 Sept. 2021. Council staff members will review the community feedback before any changes have to begin. 

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Coral Sea Park was dedicated to the war heroes of the battle fought in the Coral Seal in May 1942. It is set amidst a quiet residential area minutes away from the beaches. It’s a popular site for rugby, soccer, and cricket players, as well as kids who love to play outdoors in the playground. A section of the park is for off-leash dog exercises.