The park covers more than 4000 sqm of outdoor space and features a landscaped picnic and barbecue area, bike racks, and handball and table tennis courts.
Lord Mayor Clover Moore will officially open the park with a community celebration on Saturday 2 April.
“Green Square is one of the fastest-growing precincts in NSW, with many young people and families moving in – we’re matching that growth with great community facilities and open spaces for locals and visitors,” the Lord Mayor said.
“Most of Green Square’s new residents will live in apartments without their own yards, so we’re building new parks with spaces for kids, adults and everyone in between to exercise, relax and play.
“With its challenging adventure playground, leafy picnic areas and purpose-built games facilities, Wulaba Park is a fantastic addition to the area where everyone can enjoy some downtime or playtime.”
Wulaba Park has been created by the City in partnership with developer Meriton, as part of a voluntary planning agreement for its residential development at 54–60 O’Dea Avenue.
The park’s concept design was produced by Gallagher Ridenour Landscape Architecture and further developed by award-winning landscape architects Sturt Noble Associates.
Sydney artist Nuha Saad worked closely with the landscape architects to design the playground’s colourful equipment and soft-surface floors. The kaleidoscope like soft-fall surfacing is made from Rosehill TPV Rubber Wetpour, supplied and installed by Synthetic Grass and Rubber Surfaces Australia.
‘Wulaba’ is an Aboriginal word of the Gadigal people meaning ‘rock wallaby’. Rock wallabies were once a regular sight around Waterloo, which was home to the largest swamp in the district until it was replaced with development in the early 20th century.
The celebration to officially launch Wulaba Park will take place at the park on Saturday 2 April from 11am to 1pm. A smoking ceremony and wallaby dance will take place to officially open the park, along with live music, free refreshments, a craft activity for kids, and table tennis demonstrations
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