Sydney is opening a new adventure playground in the Green Square development to cater to the mostly young community moving into the precinct.
Featuring a giant slide, climbing tower, tunnels, nets and swings, Green Square’s newest child-friendly park is located on Amelia Street near the corner of O’Dea Avenue in Waterloo. Wulaba Park is one of more than 15 new parks and open spaces being built in the area. Covering more than 4,000sqm of outdoor space, the park features a landscaped picnic and barbecue area, bike racks, and handball and table tennis courts.
Wulaba Park has been created by developer Meriton as part of a voluntary planning agreement for its residential development at 54-60 O’Dea Avenue. The park’s design was conceptualised by Gallagher Ridenour Landscape Architecture and further developed by award-winning landscape architects Sturt Noble Associates. Sydney artist Nuha Saad worked closely with the landscape architects to design the playground’s colourful equipment and soft-surface floors.
The park’s name, Wulaba comes from the Aboriginal word in the Gadigal language for ‘rock wallaby’ that was once a regular sight around Waterloo. In fact, several parks in Green Square carry Gadigal language names inspired by fauna once native to the area, including Dyuralya Park (brolga), Mulgu Park (black swan), Buming Park (red bill or oyster catcher) and Biyanbing Park (quail).
The 278-hectare Green Square development area includes the suburbs of Beaconsfield and Zetland, and parts of Rosebery, Alexandria and Waterloo.
Lord Mayor Clover Moore will officially open the park with a community celebration on Saturday 2 April.