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Big Bass play space transforms Carrawood Park

18 May 2023

Western Sydney has a new recreational attraction following the completion of a $2 million project at Carramar.

NSW Department of Planning and Environment’s Commissioner Open Spaces, Fiona Morrison said, a giant bass is the main feature of the upgrade at Carrawood Park, the second project delivered under the $50 million Parks for People program.

“It’s not in the same league as the Big Banana in Coffs Harbour and the Big Merino in Goulburn, but the 25-meter Big Bass will certainly be a drawcard for children in the City of Fairfield,” Ms Morrison said.

“The Big Bass is part of a new inclusive playspace in the park which has been transformed into a haven for families.

“The upgrade embraces the park’s unique natural setting, with stretches of woodlands now seamlessly blending into the new tree-lined walkways and picnic areas.”

Mayor of Fairfield City Council, Frank Carbone, said Carrawood Park is another welcome addition to a wide range of large parks in the city, such as Fairfield Adventure Park, Deerbush Park and Koonoona Park, where families can get out and about and healthy together.

“Each of our parks offer something different as does the iconic Big Bass play space opened today,” Cr Carbone said.

“This is truly a park for everyone with features like an accessible swing, sand pit, sensory water play, and enhanced picnic areas. There is something for everyone no matter their age.”

The Department of Planning and Environment, in partnership with councils, is delivering diverse and community-oriented parks across Greater Sydney.

Work on the other Parks for People projects continues at Beaumont Hills, Ermington and the Northern Beaches are expected to open in the summer months.