Paddocks Precinct

Western Sydney Parklands Trust / Sydney, Australia

The Paddocks Precinct playground is located within the world heritage listed Parramatta Park. The Parramatta Parklands Trust engaged McGregor Coxall to lead a multidisciplinary team to deliver the detailed design, documentation for tender and construction of the project. The playground has been designed in sympathy with the existing site conditions, protecting a number of heritage values and retaining all trees, with a mature Eucalypt forming the focal point of the large multi-purpose deck, providing shade and scale to the space.

The Paddocks Precinct delivers a regionally significant playground that will become a focal point of one of Sydney’s most important cultural landscapes. The playground, which is set out across 6 large ‘play rings’ intersected by the deck, includes water play, structured play elements, free play opportunities and a number of all abilities opportunities including a carousel, water pumps and woodland discovery area. The design also incorporates the rehabilitation of McCarrs Creek, which flows into the Parramatta River.

Site Area

12.3776 ha


  • Heritage
  • Landscape Master Plan
  • Sports Grounds
  • Waterway Design and Management
  • Water Sensitive Urban Design [WSUD]
  • Play Space
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