New Horseshoe Bay Playground - Stage 2

The South West Rocks Sport and Recreation Association have worked with Council to create a new and expanded playground in the Horseshoe Bay Reserve.

Stage 1 was completed in late 2016 following extensive community engagement to develop the concept design and agree which equipment to prioritise within the available budget.

The initial upgrade included a double flying fox, nest swing, two slides, stepping logs, a traditional swing set and a large shaded deck. A number of plants and landscaping as well as upgrades to the surrounding footpaths and parking were also part of this stage.

About 75 adult volunteers, 220 students from South West Rocks Public School and 25 volunteers from the Clontarf Academy and Corrective Services all contributed to the build, along with Council staff.

Stage 2 of the upgrade is scheduled to start in mid-2017 and will include swings for different age groups, a sky climber, a play kitchen and many new pieces of equipment thanks to the contributions of generous community fundraisers and donations from local businesses.

A new play centre specifically designed for toddlers will also feature in Stage 2. Have a look at the four styles of centre being considered and have your say on which piece you would like to see installed by completing the online survey.

The survey closes on March 24 to allow the equipment to be ordered ahead of the planned installation in mid July.


The South West Rocks Sport and Recreation Association have worked with Council to create a new and expanded playground in the Horseshoe Bay Reserve.

Stage 1 was completed in late 2016 following extensive community engagement to develop the concept design and agree which equipment to prioritise within the available budget.

The initial upgrade included a double flying fox, nest swing, two slides, stepping logs, a traditional swing set and a large shaded deck. A number of plants and landscaping as well as upgrades to the surrounding footpaths and parking were also part of this stage.

About 75 adult volunteers, 220 students from South West Rocks Public School and 25 volunteers from the Clontarf Academy and Corrective Services all contributed to the build, along with Council staff.

Stage 2 of the upgrade is scheduled to start in mid-2017 and will include swings for different age groups, a sky climber, a play kitchen and many new pieces of equipment thanks to the contributions of generous community fundraisers and donations from local businesses.

A new play centre specifically designed for toddlers will also feature in Stage 2. Have a look at the four styles of centre being considered and have your say on which piece you would like to see installed by completing the online survey.

The survey closes on March 24 to allow the equipment to be ordered ahead of the planned installation in mid July.


  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Toddler equipment survey

    Council is asking the community to have a say on what type of toddler equipment they would like to see installed as part of Stage 2 of the Horseshoe Bay playground upgrade. 

    Council is asking the community to have a say on what type of toddler equipment they would like to see installed as part of Stage 2 of the Horseshoe Bay playground upgrade. 

    Take Survey