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Parks for People

Parks for People is an ambitious NSW Government program that sets a benchmark for high-quality public open space. In partnership with local councils, we are delivering diverse and community-driven parks across Greater Sydney.

These parks will be legacy spaces, taking the vision and ideas of the community and combining them with innovative design to deliver the right type of park for future generations to enjoy.

Reopened parks

Aerial view of Tench Reserve

This popular and much loved park reopened to the public in February 2023.

Children's playground at Carrawood Park

The upgraded Carrawood Park opened in May 2023.

Future projects

Artist impression of Beaumont Hills

Beaumont Hills is in construction. View the final design.

Two people walking through Nandi Reserve, Frenchs Forest.

View the final concept design.

Vista of Leppington

View the draft concept for Leppington.

Aerial view of George Kendall Riverside Park, Ermington.

Find out more about the future park.

Vista of Appin

View the draft concept for Appin Park.

Young people walking in Ingleburn Reserve.

Register for updates on the master plan for a parkland in Glenfield.

About Parks for People

Parks for People is a $50 million program to create better access to public open space across Greater Sydney.

In partnership with local councils and the community, we are delivering new and improved parks that can be enjoyed by the community as a place to relax, exercise, have fun, connect with families and friends and breathe in the beauty of well-designed public open spaces.

How to be involved

Thank you to everyone who contributed ideas to the vision and design for Carrawood Park, George Kendall Riverside Park, Leppington, Appin Park, Tench Reserve, Nandi Reserve and Beaumont Hills.

Following the first engagement phase and technical research, we have created exciting new designs to share with you. The second stage of engagement seeks further community feedback on the draft concept designs.

We have already released the draft concept designs for Carrawood ParkGeorge Kendall Riverside ParkLeppington, and Appin Park. Thank you to all who provided feedback.

We encourage you to revisit our web pages to follow the progress of these projects, or register for updates to be informed about future engagement opportunities for these parks.

We have presented the final concept designs for Nandi Reserve, Carrawood Park. Tench Reserve successfully reopened in February 2023. Head to the project pages to see the key features and character of each park.

What is planned for the parks?

Each park will be planned and developed in close collaboration with local councils and the community to make sure the specific environmental, cultural, social and economic values are considered in the design.

The vision and ideas of the community and its stakeholders, combined with innovative design, will help create the right type of park for each community.

When will the parks be delivered?

Concept designs began in 2020 and 2021m with construction starting in late 2021. We expect the parks to be completed from early 2023 onward.

Timelines for each of the parks vary and are updated on the specific project pages.

Where will the parks be located?

In June 2020, we confirmed the location of the new and improved parks across Greater Sydney.

  • New parks at Appin, Beaumont Hills, Leppington and Glenfield.
  • Park improvements for Carrawood Park, George Kendall Riverside Park, Nandi Reserve and Tench Reserve.

Parks map

You can find more details about the parks by using the interactive map.

Note: You can view a larger version of the interactive map.

For more information about Parks for People, email [email protected].