Improving local parks, sports fields and open spaces
Randwick City has been dubbed the Sports Coast and with 176 parks and reserves, it's easy to see why!
There is approximately 1,355 hectares of publicly accessible open space within Randwick City – or 81% of all open space with the eastern regions of Woollahra, Waverley, Randwick and Botany Bay.
Many well-known Australian sportsmen and women grew up in Randwick City from Australia's first female swimming Olympic medallist Mina Wylie to iron woman Candice Falzon, cricketer David Warner and former Wallabies the Ella Brothers – Mark, Glen and Gary.
Randwick City is also home to the Royal Randwick Racecourse and two NRL football teams – The Sydney Roosters and the South Sydney Rabbitohs.
Each weekend thousands of young people converge on ovals and parks across Randwick City to play a range of winter and summer sports.
Council recognises that quality open space is important for local residents to exercise, socialise and enjoy – particularly for the 50% of residents who live in apartments or townhouses with limited private open space.
Randwick Council has developed an Open Space Asset Management Plan (pdf 2.43MB) to plan for future works and upgrades and to manage existing parks and reserves.
A key focus for Council is to:
- implement the Heffron Park Plan of Management;
- remediate and upgrade the Chifley Sports Reserve;
- create a continuous Coastal Walkway along the Randwick City coastline; and
- advocate for the return of Malabar Headland to community open space.
Each year Council allocates funds within its capital works budget to improve local parks, sports fields and open spaces. Works include building new amenities buildings, returfing sportsfields, creating new playgrounds and bicycle tracks to the creation of new parks and ovals.
Check local Council Works & Upgrades near you.
Sporting facilities within Randwick City include:
- Chifley Sports Reserve, Chifley
- Coogee Oval, Coogee
- Coral Sea Park, Maroubra
- Heffron Park, Maroubra
- Kensington Oval, Kensington
- Latham Park, South Coogee
- Maroubra Skate Park
- Nagle Park, Maroubra
- Pioneers Park, Malabar
- Snape Park, Maroubra
- Yarra Reserve, Phillip Bay
Most of the coastline along Randwick City is publicly accessible along the well-known Costal Walk Way which follows the clifftops and beaches of the eastern suburbs of Sydney.
Located within Randwick City, but managed by The Centennial Parklands and Moore Park Trust, is Centennial Park or 'the people's park'.
Council is proud to have 14 offleash dog parks across Randwick City providing spaces for locals and visitors to let their dogs stretch their legs. Worth a visit is arguably Australia's most picturesque dog park at Trenerry Reserve in Coogee.