Work is set to begin on a new playground at St Albans Park

A new playground is coming to St Albans Park, with work set to begin on Monday.

The playground is being built with funding from the Federal and State Government's Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund.

Hawkesbury Mayor, Patrick Conolly at St Albans. Picture: Supplied.

Hawkesbury Mayor, Patrick Conolly at St Albans. Picture: Supplied.

The $1.68 million funding is being used to support ongoing bushfire recovery in Bilpin, Colo Heights and the Macdonald Valley (including St Albans).

The new playground will include a climbing fort with slides, swings (with a nest swing), rockers, obstacle course, voice tubes, puzzle and roundabout.

The design was chosen by the community from three potential options.

Hawkesbury Mayor, Patrick Conolly, said the playground will provide both locals and visitors with a great place to relax and play together.

"After a challenging couple of years, I know Macdonald Valley families are looking forward to an enjoyable and relaxing summer," he said.

"This playground will be a great gathering place and together with other planned improvements will make this park a focal point of community life."

At St Albans Park council are also building a conversation circle, picnic shelters (with picnic tables), pathways and a community artwork.

Community artworks are planned for Bilpin, Colo Heights and St Albans, with details on how the community can be involved, to be provided shortly.

Council will also start building a new playground at Bilpin Oval on Thursday, October 28.

It will include a climbing net structure; sensory climbing, balance and musical zones; swing set and interactive play panels.

Both playgrounds have been designed to be sympathetic with the surrounding environment, and will include landscaping.

Work is expected to be completed by early 2022.

For a full list of local Bushfire Local Economic Recovery projects, visit