Pop Denison Park Master Plan

Ballina Shire Council has started work to construct a new junior playground at Pop Denison Park.

This upgrade will bring to life the junior playground area of the Pop Denison Park Master Plan, which aims to transform the park into a recreational area of regional standing.

The new playground will be inclusive, nature and adventure play based to challenge and entertain children with:

  • new play equipment and shade sails to include swing sets, hammocks, mound slide, monkey bars, 4x4 rocker, play forts, fairytale ship and a spinning orb
  • adventure pathways integrated through existing vegetation and around landscaped gardens and across a dry creek bed feature with balance logs, stepping stones and scavenger hunt features
  • a concrete loop path meandering around the outside and rubber surfacing to provide easy access
  • picnic shelters, seats, landscaping and shade trees.

Funding

The junior playground works are anticipated to cost $1.3 million. This includes grant funding of $252,000 through the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Community Fund.


What to expect during construction

The existing playground is closed for the duration of the works. Please visit ballina.nsw.gov.au/playgrounds to find another playground near you. 

A small section of the carpark off Compton Drive (near the toilet block) is closed off to allow construction crews to access the site. Signage is in place advising locals and visitors.

Adventure pathways – integrated through existing vegetation and around landscaped gardens – have been constructed, along with sandstone block edging, a dry creek bed feature, balance logs, rocks and a timber bridge.

The next stage of works will include installation of new swing sets, hammocks, mound slide, monkey bars, 4x4 rocker, play forts, fairytale ship and a spinning orb.


Timeline

The junior playground works are expected to be completed in May 2022 (weather and site conditions permitting).

Future stages identified in the Pop Denison Park Master Plan include a senior playground area that will include features such as a double skyrider, giant treehouse, carousel and mammoth swing.  Additional car parking areas, paths, shelters and BBQ’s are also planned in accordance with the adopted master plan. Please note that the Master Plan provides a framework for planning and investment and that concepts included in the plan are indicative only.


Resources

•    Pop Denison Park Master Plan (pdf)
 

Related Pages

Playgrounds

playground and park locations in Ballina Shire

Wollongbar District Park

This District park including skatepark on Plateau Drive and Rifle Range Road, Wollongbar is a quality recreational open space for all the community to enjoy

Connect with us

Postal Address

The General Manager
Ballina Shire Council
PO Box 450
Ballina NSW 2478

View more contacts
STREET ADDRESS

40 Cherry Street
Ballina NSW 2478

CUSTOMER SERVICE

Opening Hours

8:15am - 4:30pm

Monday to Friday