It’s official – the highly anticipated Howard Park is now open for action in Gregory Hills. The $3 million multi-purpose super playground was publicly unveiled on Friday June 7 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Camden Mayor Theresa Fedeli, Dart West Developments senior development manager Michael Sacca, Gregory Hills Board chairman Ian Gray and Brother Anthony Robinson.
Howard Park is the centrepiece for childhood fun for all ages in developer Dart West’s thriving Gregory Hills community. Connected to the north end of La Valla Park and conveniently located between the newly opened Gregory Hills Town Centre and the site of the future Gregory Hills Public School, Howard Park is at the heart of Gregory Hills.
Howard Park’s many, many attractions include:
- A fenced-off area for toddlers to play safely in that includes a sandpit, a slide and a log garden.
- An assortment of play equipment suitable for school age children, including slides, tunnels, swings of all shapes and sizes, a huge climbing net, rock climbing, and more slides.
- A multi-use hardcourt sports facility for older kids catering for basketball, soccer, table tennis, and roller sports.
The surface of the play area and surrounds is landscaped with synthetic turf, natural gardens, and protective foam matting that absorbs the force of possible tumbles.
Howard Park a hit for families
Located near the corner of Gregory Hills Drive and Village Circuit, Howard Park is most conveniently accessed via a bridge that connects the park to the east side of the Gregory Hills Town Centre carpark.
Howard Park was unveiled just in time for the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, and the new park was a very popular attraction over all three days of the long weekend. South West Sydney families were coming from as far away as Liverpool to enjoy all that Howard Park offers.
Speaking to The Daily Telegraph at the launch, Dart West’s Michael Sacca said Howard Park will bring Gregory Hills to life.
“Located right in the centre of Gregory Hills, all residents will enjoy its diversity and urban feel,” Sacca said. “We can’t wait for the residents of Gregory Hills along with the greater regional community to come and check it out.”
Howard Park is suitably landscaped to provide much needed shade from the sun and also features seated areas, plenty of grass areas to throw a picnic blanket down on, and water drinking fountains.
Howard Park was delivered by Dart West Developments as part of the Gregory Hills Voluntary Planning Agreement with Camden Council. The park will be owned and managed by Camden Council.
Adding to Gregory Hills’ enticing collection of community facilities
Howard Park is the latest addition to the enviable collection of community facilities available on residents’ doorsteps in Gregory Hills. It is one of seven parks in Dart West’s Gregory Hills’ planned residential community, the most recently opened of which was Cunningham Park, a multi-use sports complex with flood lights and football fields, basketball and netball courts, a cricket pitch and training nets, and a fully equipped outdoor gym.
There’s a great variety to the open green spaces in Gregory Hills, with other parks dedicated to pets (the Dog Park within Champagnat Park, a connected green corridor over rolling land that stretches nearly 2km), and health and fitness, to name a few. There are even parks for toddlers (Marcellin Park) who may not quite be ready for all the action that Howard Park offers.
Choosing Gregory Hills means choosing to live in a thriving new residential community that has matured over 10 years, meaning all facilities and public spaces are already operational. Contact us on (02) 4648 5511 or fill out our online contact form to find out more about joining the thriving Gregory Hills community.