Hassall Park upgrades

Masterplan Stage 1 works

Council is planning upgrades to Hassall Park in St Ives. The upgrade is the first stage of improvements outlined the Park's Landscape Masterplan that was developed in 2021.

We have updated the concept plans for the first stage of upgrades following community feedback. This consultation resulted in a variety of differing opinions on inclusions for the upgrade.

Council is now undergoing the tender process for Stage 1 works. Pending a successful tender outcome, Council aims to begin construction in early 2024 on Stage 1 works. Please note that the final plan and extents of work may undergo some changes as the project continues to progress through the detailed design and construction process.

View the concept designs for the Stage 1 works below. Plan 1 - whole park. Plan 2 - playground detail plan.


Hassall Park landscape masterplan

In 2021 Ku-ring-gai Council endorsed a landscape masterplan for Hassall Park. The masterplan outlines improvements works that will be carried out over the next ten years.

The vision for the park is to create a a high-quality sports field with protected natural bushland. Improvements will accommodate a range recreation opportunities while respecting the area’s heritage and maintaining its status as a District Park.

Community involvement so far

The masterplan was created using input from two phases of community consultation. Park users and local insights helped ensure that the masterplan addressed site issues and met user needs.

The consultation revealed that the park is well loved and that opportunities exist for improvements including:

  • More seating, tables and covered areas and better access to toilet facilities.
  • Upgrades to the club house, children’s playground and park entrances.
  • New BBQ facilities, adult exercise equipment and better cricket nets.
  • A bike path /jogging track around the park.

Implementation of the masterplan

The masterplan proposes that park upgrades are delivered in three stages as funding becomes available:

Stage 1 - Detail design and tender for Stage 1 package of works including:

  • New play space.
  • Upgraded park entries and paths, including fencing.
  • New seating, furniture, signage, shelter and BBQ facilities.
  • Stage 1 tree removals and replacement, planting.

Stage 2 - Construction of Stage 1 works

Detail design and tender for Stage 2 package of works including:

  • Upgrade to clubhouse.
  • Upgrade to existing lighting.
  • Upgrade to cricket practice net facilities.
  • Secondary asphalt perimeter path.
  • Stage 2 tree removals and replacement.

Stage 3

  • Construction of remaining Stage 1 works and Stage 2 works.
  • Bush remediation works.
  • Stage 3 tree removals and replacement.


The project will proceed as per the timeline on this page and as funding becomes available. Note that the playground upgrade is partly funded by NSW Government's Everyone Can Play Grant Program. Council has also recently been successful in acquiring a $1.2 million grant from the NSW Office of Sport which will be used in Stage 2 works implementation.

More information

Contact Luiz Oliveira, Project Manager, phone 9424 0000.