Curry Reserve Water Play Space
Delivery of Camden's first water play space.
Project Name: Curry Reserve Water Play Space
Project Address: Curry Reserve, Camden Valley Way, Elderslie
Operating Hours: 10am-7pm, September to April
Stage 1: Construction of a fully accessible water play park, additional car parking and landscaping
Stage 2: New amenities building including adult hoist and wheel chair hire facility
Project Budget: $2.405M
Completion Date: November 2018
About the Project
At its meeting of 11 April 2017, Council endorsed the delivery of Camden's first water play space at Curry Reserve in Elderslie.
In May 2017, Council consulted with the community through the 'Your Parks Your Voice' portal and the feedback received was used to develop the preliminary design plans for the park.
As well as being a great new recreational facility for the community, the fully accessible water play space will also feature wheelchair accessible change facilities with an adult hoist, waterproof wheelchair storage and heated water to improve comfort and allow extended access into the spring and autumn seasons. Additional car parking, new amenities and landscaping are also part of the project.
Construction of Stage 1 of the park upgrades commenced in mid-June 2018 and were completed in November 2018.
Construction of Stage 2 will commence at the conclusion of the 2018-19 operating season and conclude before reopening in Spring 2019
The Water Play Space first opened to the public on 1 December 2018.
New Amenities Building
In late August 2018 while excavating for the new amenities building, workers uncovered a number of buried artefacts including some intact old bottles and crockery. The items have been dated as being from between 1905 and the 1950's, the time that Daniel Curry and his son, Daniel Junior Curry had a home at the site. As a result of the find, works on the building ceased for a number of weeks while an archaeologist examined the site and artefacts.
Due to the unplanned delay, construction of the new amenities building was placed on hold during the 2018/19 summer period, so that residents are able to fully enjoy the Water Play Space throughout summer with no dust or noise impacting on their experience. The current amenities will remain open, supported by additional temporary facilities installed for use during the summer season.
For more information, you can read Council's media release on the historical artefacts in the Project Media Centre below.
- For more information about Curry Reserve including opening hours of the Water Play Park and facilities, please visit Curry Reserve page or phone Camden Council on (02) 4654 7777.
- For information on the project, you can:
- Email the Project Team
- Write to:
Curry Reserve Water Play Space
Major Projects Branch
Community Assets Division
PO Box 183
CAMDEN NSW 2570
- Community notification flyer - Curry Reserve Water Play Park construction
- Council Report - Tender T009/2018 - Curry Reserve Water Play Park, Elderslie - 13 March 2018
- Council Report - Water Play Parks and Youth Spaces - 11 April 2017
Project Media Centre
- Media Release - Residents flock to opening of Curry Reserve Water Play Space - 3 December 2018
- Media Release - Grand Opening for Camden's first water play park - 21 November 2018
- Media Release - Celebrate opening of new youth spaces and water play park - 17 October 2018
- Media Release - Curry Reserve Water Play Park update - 20 September 2018
- Media Release - Construction of youth spaces and water play park begins - 18 June 2018
- Media Release - Feedback about new water play park - 5 January 2018
- Media Release - Community feedback considered in planning for new water play parks and play spaces - 28 September 2017
- Media Release - Have your say about new leisure facilities - 24 May 2017
- Media Release - Council plans new play spaces - 12 April 2017