Dawson-Damer Park has once again been recognised, recently winning the prestigious UDIA NSW Excellence in Social and Community Infrastructure Open Space award.

The popular park located at the corner of Dick Johnson Drive and O’Toole Avenue, Oran Park, was recognised for its range of amenities, thoughtful design and high-quality construction.

“Dawson-Damer Park has been incredibly popular with the community, with thousands of people using the facility since its opening in December 2020,” Mayor of Camden, Cr Therese Fedeli said.

The award comes off the back of the park receiving an honourable mention for the Department of Infrastructure’s 2021 Cohesive Communities Award.

The facility was delivered by Greenfields Development Company in partnership with Camden Council, and Greenfields Development Company general manager, Mick Owens, said he was proud to see the facility receive the award.

“I am proud of the collaborative approach between Greenfields Development Company and Camden Council to create such a high-quality social space so close to the heart of the town,” Mr Owens said.

The UDIA judges stated that they “were impressed by the range of amenities the $9 million facility provides to Oran Park workers, residents and visitors, including the playful, thoughtful design and high-quality construction of all landscape and building elements, the range of planting and trees of appropriate scale.”

A civic square, structured play areas, world-class accessible water-play facility, Ninja warrior course, flying fox and barbeque areas and shelters, all sits adjacent to a wetland environment for wild play and quieter places to relax.