Randwick’s newest landmark, Inglis Park, is now complete.
Created to be the heart of Cbus Property’s mixed-use development, Newmarket Randwick, both the park and playground take into account how residents, locals and visitors will use the outdoor space – from quiet relaxation and fitness activities, to dog-friendly areas and great places to enjoy an alfresco lunch or dinner in the future.
Featuring an extensive lawn, barbecue dining facilities, including a children’s picnic party zone, polished concrete table tops, timber benches and a pergola, Inglis Park links seamlessly to the Newmarket dining precinct.
Arcadia Landscape Architecture has nurtured and celebrated the site’s rich cultural history, encompassing the iconic Newmarket sales ring and original 130-year-old Moreton Bay fig tree in the overall design concept.
Historic sandstone, recycled brick paving and salvaged timber from the stables have been incorporated into Arcadia’s design, joining public art and interpretive elements to creatively tell the precinct's remarkable story.
“Respecting the history and reusing elements to preserve the heritage are central themes for us," Arcadia principal, Alex Longley, said.
“Elements include a timeline of pavement etchings, plaques and graphics, colourful play features and art that link to horse racing and a select group of significant horses that were sold on the site, including interactive audio recordings from the last horse auction held on site.
“It’s been an amazing collaborative effort to realise our vision, and I think all will agree that this park and playground will become a significant cultural asset for Randwick.”