Crown Lands

Better facilities for Croydon Park Reserve

Media release | 10 June 2022

The NSW Government will provide $414,243 to upgrade community facilities at Croydon Park’s Martin Reserve including new play equipment, picnic tables, water bubbler and toilet amenities under a project to be managed by Burwood Council.

Minister for Lands and Water Kevin Anderson said the upgrade will make the popular and well-used local park next to Croydon Park Public School an even more enticing place for outdoor recreation.

“This upgrade will make it easier for families to spend more time in Martin Reserve as they enjoy a picnic, watch their children play or just take a breather in the fresh air,” Mr Anderson said.

“We are investing in Crown land reserves in Sydney to support the wellbeing of local communities, improve the character and appeal of suburbs and provide natural habitat for wildlife and native plants.”

The NSW Government is funding the project under its Greater Sydney Crown Lands Open Space Activation Program, which enhances Crown land reserves so they can be better used for recreation.

The Martin Reserve upgrade will include:

  • can be better used for recreation.
  • The Martin Reserve upgrade will include:
  • Upgraded playground with new play equipment and rubber ‘soft fall’ for safe play
  • Two new shaded picnic tables and four bench seats
  • Public barbecue facilities
  • Exeloo public toilet amenities and rubbish bins
  • New accessible pathways and wayfinding signs to better connect the reserve to the rest of the community.

Burwood Mayor John Faker said the council undertook a survey of residents before it designed the upgrade.

“Residents told us that Martin Reserve is popular and well-used but needed shaded picnic tables, water bubblers and toilets so people can stay longer for picnics or buy food from nearby shops and eat in the park,” Cr Faker said.

“This upgrade will give Martin Park exactly what it needs to better serve the local community, allowing residents to relax in the park or host children’s birthday parties, picnics and play dates.”

 

Croydon Park's Martin Reserve
Croydon Park's Martin Reserve before upgrade.

 

Croydon Park's Martin Reserve
Croydon Park's Martin Reserve after upgrade.