Kelly Reserve Water Play Space

  • Project typeGrant Funded with co-contribution by Evolution Mining Northparkes Operations and Parkes Shire Council
  • Project scheduleUnder Construction
  • Contractor nameModuplay Commercial Systems
  • Completion Date31 May 2024

Parkes Shire is set to open a free water play space at Kelly Reserve in Parkes.

Community consultation has identified Kelly Reserve as the most suitable location for a water play space. The new play space will enhance the Kelly Reserve precinct as a social hub and gathering space, providing an entertaining and engaging space for the community and visitors to Parkes.

The play space will be designed using the topography of the Lachlan catchment and the rivers, lakes, dams, weirs, and bores as inspiration. Interpretive signage will tell the story of water and explain the physics and engineering that surround natural and engineered water flow.

Innovation, inclusivity, and accessibility is at the forefront of this project ensuring that people of all ages and abilities can engage in play, with inclusions such as a splash pad, water fountains, wide bridges and trickling streams included.

Works on this project are expected to be completed mid-2024.

This project is proudly funded by the Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program, the NSW Government’s Places to Play grant program as part of the Open Spaces Program, Evolution Mining Northparkes Operations and Parkes Shire Council.

Further information about the Places to Play Program is available from the NSW Department of Planning and Environment's website at


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