Leagues Club Park's transformation has been honoured with the following accolades:
National Trust Heritage Awards 2021 - Judges' Choice Award winner
National Trust Heritage Awards 2021 - Aboriginal Heritage Award winner
Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) Awards for Excellence 2021 - Social and Community Infrastructure winner
NSW Premiers Awards 2021 - Well Connected Communities with Quality Local Environments finalist
Place Leaders Asia Pacific Awards 2021 - Commended finalist
Bring the family, pack a picnic and come down to Gosford waterfront to explore the new Leagues Club Park.
This exciting, new park on the edge of the beautiful Brisbane Water is open to the public and accessible to everyone. The construction of the new Leagues Club Park on the Central Coast was conducted throughout the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic, as part of the NSW Government’s dramatic transformation of the playspace at the heart of the Central Coast’s capital, Gosford.
Kids will have fun adventuring through the nature-inspired playspace with its uniquely interactive discovery trail, while adults can go on their own tour of the space and discover its significant features linked to local indigenous heritage.
The cultural heart
The Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council played an integral part in the park's design. Local Aboriginal culture has been imbued into the site's cultural heart, including a circular gathering space formed by large timber poles. These are adorned with stunning designs by a local artist and will create a unique space for the community to gather, relax and learn.
Check out the innovative ‘tidal terrace’ that brings the bay into the park through a shallow waterway. As the tide rises and falls the terrace will uncover sandstone animal 'islands' inspired by the nearby Bulgandry Aboriginal art site on the Central Coast.
Three 'play pods' are designed to encourage unstructured play, climbing and exploration. They are connected by rope tunnels and culminate in a twisting slide back to the ground.
Leagues Club Park, Georgiana Terrace, Gosford NSW, Australia