Concept for the new recreation hub showcases Seaforth’s potential

Published: 17 May 2021

Following extensive consultation with the community, council is excited to unveil the concept design for the new recreation hub in Seaforth Esplanade Reserve.

The concept has considered residents’ feedback and it will be used to progress with the next stage of this project – the detailed design.

Earlier this month, JFP Urban Design Consultants, who worked on the initial master plan for Seaforth Esplanade, were appointed to start work on the detailed design for this project.

Mayor Greg Williamson said there was plenty of excitement surrounding the project.

“We want to transform Seaforth Esplanade into a vibrant and exciting space where residents and visitors to the area can spend quality time with their families,” he said.

“The release of the concept plan means we are one step closer to realising this vision as we progress with work on the detailed design.

“The new recreation hub, which will showcase Seaforth’s swimming enclosure as its centrepiece, will include two new playground areas catering to a wide range of ages, a coastal walk, new and improved amenities and path connections as well as a much-needed extension to the existing car park area.

“Most exciting however is the plan to create an all-abilities water play area to replace the old wading pool. This new attraction incorporates an oversized splash pad area with various water jets and sprays modelled on local marine life and corals, as well as a 15cm shallow pool that will mimic the ocean’s tidal movements.

“New customised shelters will help shade not only the water play area and traditional play equipment, but also offer the ideal beachside picnic area, complete with barbecue facilities.

“The whole area is inspired by Seaforth’s beach and the marine life that call it home, and we can’t wait to see it come to life in the detailed design.”

The detailed design is expected to be completed by August and construction is expected to commence in 2022.

Learn more about the Seaforth Esplanade concept plan at