Transformation of former Rockdale Bowling Club offers new skate park and inclusive playground

A multimillion-dollar transformation by Transport for NSW of the former Rockdale Bowling Club area into the Ador Reserve Precinct created a recreation center in Bayside that accommodates both active and passive activities, from athletic fields to playgrounds. games and barbecue areas.

The enclosure transformed by Transport for NSW as part of the M6 ​​Stage 1 project is now open to the community and includes a state-of-the-art Skate Park, also designed for scooters and an adventure playground for all levels that will be popular with locals of all ages.

The work was undertaken and fully funded by the NSW State Government, as part of the M6 ​​Stage 1 project which will connect President Avenue in Kogarah to the M8 motorway at Arncliffe via a four km tunnel.

A spokesperson for Bayside Council said: “It would have taken years for the Council to be able to fund and build a facility of this magnitude that can benefit residents and visitors to Bayside. “

New features of the Ador Reserve enclosure include:

  • New mid-sized grass field
  • New inclusive playground with new equipment and barbecue area
  • New skatepark
  • New and improved lighting for improved safety
  • Tree planting and landscaping
  • New shared cycling and pedestrian route
  • New pedestrian bridge over Muddy Creek
  • Upgrade to the West Botany Street Bridge, including a shared trail for cyclists and pedestrians
  • Relocated parking with increased capacity
  • New vehicle access off West Botany Street

The opening of the Ador Reserve compound, McCarthy Reserve and Brighton Memorial Playgrounds marks the completion of the community recreation facilities delivered by the M6 ​​Stage 1 ahead of the start of tunnel construction at the start of 2022.

Once construction of the Phase 1 M6 tunnel is complete, Transport for NSW will provide new facilities and open space on Marsh Street to Arncliffe and Rockdale Bicentennial Park.

This was a key requirement for planning approval, to offset the impacts of construction on community space.

The park name “Ador Reserve Precinct” is only a temporary name as the Bayside Council changes the way places are named in the future – encouraging and promoting recognition of Indigenous place names and promoting use. more common of these names, especially for new places. More information on this will be available in the coming weeks.

Images courtesy of Bayside Council

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