Two new multi-sensory parks have been opened in time for families in the Wilton area to enjoy many hours of playtime during the Christmas school holidays.
The custom-built parks, Bingara Gorge Park and Greenbridge East Park, were opened by Metro Property Development (Metro) and Mayor of Wollondilly Matt Gould.
“It’s great to see these new playgrounds come to life for the residents of Wilton and across Wollondilly. Open space and recreational facilities are so important for the liveability of a town and for creating a place for community members to connect with each other,” Cr Gould said.
Landscape architects GroupGSA designed the interactive community facilities, while landscape contractors Landscape Solutions delivered the beautiful parks, situated in the eastern part of the estate on the corner of Stringybark Drive and Eather Street.
A colourful playground, dog park, walking trails, shelters and picnic facilities, half basketball court, skate park, outdoor fitness and kickabout areas extend across four hectares in Bingara Gorge Park.
Greenbridge East Park, located to the east of Bingara Gorge Park spans 7,000 sqm. Play facilities, shelters and BBQ areas, walkways and native planting nestle beside the adjacent water body.
Native plant species have been expertly selected in the parks to complement and enhance the natural environment within Bingara Gorge.
Jeff Atkinson, Project Director at Metro Property Development, said that in recent years, the value of outdoor recreational facilities has become even more apparent.
“We have invested in 10 parks within Bingara Gorge and plan to build several more. Bingara Gorge residents have a wide range of high-quality recreational amenities on their doorstep, which is one of the significant drawcards to this world-class masterplanned community,” Mr Atkinson said
Tim Buckle, Managing Director at Landscape Solutions, pointed out that Greenbridge East Park offers play for smaller children along with shelters to observe wildlife interacting with the water body, while Bingara Gorge Park has a range of active recreational facilities for both small and larger community gatherings.
“Outdoor activities enrich people’s lives – a positive outcome for both physical and mental health,” Mr Buckle said.
Bingara Gorge is a 450-hectare site that will comprise 1800 homes when completed in 2024. Over 200 hectares of open spaces, a golf course, playgrounds, tennis courts, walk and cycle paths, leisure centre, retail shops, childcare and primary school will feature in the development.
In 2015, Bingara Gorge won the Urban Development Institute of Australia’s award for NSW’s best residential development. The award was judged on overall design, housing choice, facilities and environmental sustainability.
Mayor of Wollondilly Matt Gould, Jeff Atkinson (Project Director, Metro Property Development) and Luke Hartman (Managing Director, Metro Property Development) at the opening
An aerial view of some of the new facilities