Learn to Ride - Parramatta Park, Nowra East

Council is looking to enhance and activate Parramatta Park in Nowra East by providing a new Learn to Ride bike path for families to get healthy and active.

Council has received a $50,000 Social Housing Community Improvement Fund grant from the NSW Department of Family and Community Services to fund the construction along with $25,000 funding provided by Council.

The Learn to Ride bike path will help toddlers, pre-school and school-aged children to improve their early bicycle riding skills. The facility will complement the existing playground equipment, basketball court and story poles that are currently in Parramatta Park.

Council is looking to work with the community to make the park a safe, fun and healthy place for the community to meet and play.

Council staff are working with Illawarra Shoalhaven Social Investments, (ISSIT) to make Parramatta Park a centerpiece for the “Our Place” initiatives which is part of ISSIT’s 10-year Strategic Plan. More information about Our Place can be found at www.itsourplace.org.au.


Latest Update

Community Consultations are now closed and detailed design is out for quotations.

Construction is expected to commence in the middle of 2018 and completed by November 2018.

A number of activities are being planned to activate the park in the coming months, including:

  • National Tree Day – tree planting activities with local schools
  • Bike Safety Workshops
  • A Community Celebration to officially open the track
  • Prosperity in the Park, Community Celebration
  • Recruitment Volunteers to be Park Custodians and active participants in making the park a great place to play, meet and stay


Get Involved

Community members are invited to register their interest in receiving updates via the "Stay Informed" function on this page.

If you are interested in becoming a Park Custodian, please fill in the form below.

To receive an information pack or for further information, please contact Melissa Andrews, Community Development Officer on (02) 4229 3411.


Council is looking to enhance and activate Parramatta Park in Nowra East by providing a new Learn to Ride bike path for families to get healthy and active.

Council has received a $50,000 Social Housing Community Improvement Fund grant from the NSW Department of Family and Community Services to fund the construction along with $25,000 funding provided by Council.

The Learn to Ride bike path will help toddlers, pre-school and school-aged children to improve their early bicycle riding skills. The facility will complement the existing playground equipment, basketball court and story poles that are currently in Parramatta Park.

Council is looking to work with the community to make the park a safe, fun and healthy place for the community to meet and play.

Council staff are working with Illawarra Shoalhaven Social Investments, (ISSIT) to make Parramatta Park a centerpiece for the “Our Place” initiatives which is part of ISSIT’s 10-year Strategic Plan. More information about Our Place can be found at www.itsourplace.org.au.


Latest Update

Community Consultations are now closed and detailed design is out for quotations.

Construction is expected to commence in the middle of 2018 and completed by November 2018.

A number of activities are being planned to activate the park in the coming months, including:

  • National Tree Day – tree planting activities with local schools
  • Bike Safety Workshops
  • A Community Celebration to officially open the track
  • Prosperity in the Park, Community Celebration
  • Recruitment Volunteers to be Park Custodians and active participants in making the park a great place to play, meet and stay


Get Involved

Community members are invited to register their interest in receiving updates via the "Stay Informed" function on this page.

If you are interested in becoming a Park Custodian, please fill in the form below.

To receive an information pack or for further information, please contact Melissa Andrews, Community Development Officer on (02) 4229 3411.


  • Become a Park Custodian

    Council is hoping to work with interested members of the community to create a job description for the Park Custodian role, taking the lead from community members who will tell us what they are happy to contribute based on their skills and interests. 

    It is expected that the job description may include:

    • Park-care duties including; assisting with planting, watering and maintenance of gardens
    • Passive surveillance – noting any unsafe behaviours or illegal activity and reporting to appropriate authorities
    • Assisting with keeping the park clean and graffiti-free
    • Organising and participating in community social activities in the park.

    Council is hoping to work with interested members of the community to create a job description for the Park Custodian role, taking the lead from community members who will tell us what they are happy to contribute based on their skills and interests. 

    It is expected that the job description may include:

    • Park-care duties including; assisting with planting, watering and maintenance of gardens
    • Passive surveillance – noting any unsafe behaviours or illegal activity and reporting to appropriate authorities
    • Assisting with keeping the park clean and graffiti-free
    • Organising and participating in community social activities in the park.


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