Dendy Park is one of the most significant outdoor recreation areas in Bayside. A range of improvements are planned to provide facilities for park users now and into the future.
These works were envisaged as part of a masterplan developed in consultation with the community in 2014. The masterplan identified $5 million worth of investment to support residents to live healthy, active lifestyles.
Construction of a new sports pavilion is scheduled to open in August 2017. The new pavilion will replace the two existing pavilions and cater for the requirements of cricket and soccer clubs based at Dendy Park. It includes female friendly change rooms, referee/umpire rooms, a first aid room, more storage, administration and social areas and accessible public toilets for casual park users and school groups.
The building design reflects the natural environment of the reserve, and includes environmentally sustainable design features which will reduce its greenhouse emissions and carbon footprint.
Dendy Park car park is being resurfaced and landscaped from mid May 2017 for approximately 20 weeks. The works will create a safer, more accessible car park for park users.
The works are being staged to reduce the impact on visitor parking. A section of the car park will remain open throughout the works.
Council is working with the Dendy Park sports clubs to minimise cars parking in adjacent residential streets.
A 1.8 kilometre exercise circuit with exercise stations was installed in 2016.
During consultation on Dendy Park in 2014 residents asked for a public toilet facility in the south west area of the park.
New accessible public toilets will be constructed near Dacey Street. The facility will be architect designed to complement the surrounding parkland using a combination of recycled composite timber and steel with green composite highlight panels.
A picnic shelter will be installed nearby. Construction of the toilets and picnic shelter is planned to start in May/June 2016. A nature play playground and new car park off Dacey Street will follow in 2017/18.
Dendy Park is an old tip site. In recent years, deep depressions have appeared at various locations. Ground stabilisation works are being undertaken in five stages over four years to create safe and level surfaces for use by sporting clubs and the community.
This work involves compacting the existing surface, topping up the compacted areas with suitable soil, reinstating irrigation, providing sub surface drainage and replacing the turf. During works the affected area is fenced and all other areas of the park are available for community activities.
The third stage of ground stabilisation works started in September 2016.
These works are unavoidably noisy and can cause some minor vibration in the immediate area. Noise and vibration is monitored closely during the works to ensure safe operation, well below Australian standards. We acknowledge the disruption to nearby residents and park users and appreciate your patience and understanding while these work are carried out.
We are currently working with the 3 local athletic clubs to plan for the future of athletics in Bayside.