St Leonards Park Upgrade

Landscape improvement works

Tunks Way (Stage 2), Jan-July 2021

The Tunks Way footpath through St Leonards Park reopened July 2021 to the public after numerous improvements, including widening of the walkway to 3 metres. New upgraded lighting was installed from the middle of the footpath to the side of the walkway, providing better lighting for users of the park. More seating has been provided along the pathway and new low-level gardens were planted to help soften the appearance of the North Sydney Oval wall. The field gun has been moved to a more prominent location at the north end of Tunks Way.


Part of the Masterplan

This is part of Stage 2 of the St Leonards Park Master Plan. The landscape improvement work in the Tunks Way area of St Leonards Park includes the widening of Tunks Way pathway, improved lighting, low level gardens to soften the North Sydney Oval wall and moving the field gun to a more prominent location on the northern end of Tunks Way.

These works started in January and should be finished in around 6 months during this time, there will be construction vehicles in the park. Please follow instructions from site traffic controllers, signs and messaging boards.

Council will try to minimise disruption to park users. Thank you for your patience and cooperation during the construction period. 


Completed: Landscape improvement works – Miller Street entrance forecourt, Oct 2020

The newly refreshed forecourt at St Leonards Park has created a striking and grand entrance into North Sydney Oval, following the completion of stage one of the park’s upgrades.

The formerly fragmented landscape has been transformed featuring open, free-flowing elements including twenty-four advanced native cabbage tree palms providing shade as well as several bright red newly installed seating options.

Works undertaken:

  • Replace existing lawn with granite paving.
  • Plant advanced Cabbage tree palms.
  • Plant low, shade tolerant gardens to maintain sight lines.
  • Resurface Fig Tree lane and new kerb and guttering.
  • Upgrade the vehicle passing bay.


Completed: Landscape improvement works – Cricket Practice Nets (Fig Tree lane), Feb 2020

Much-needed upgrade to the Cricket practice nets in St Leonards Park. The nets now meet the current requirements of practice cricket wickets and are fully enclosed to improve public safety.

Works undertaken:

  • Demolition of existing cricket nets
  • Install new concrete slab
  • Installation of new current specification Cricket Nets
  • Install new synthetic turf
  • Replace vines with new hedge
  • Repair block walling
  • New power point at the entrance for the nets.

These works were part of the St Leonards Park Landscape Masterplan and a stage one of a three-year program of improvements.


More Information

For more information about the landscape works or the St Leonards Park Masterplan, please visit the Council website: or contact Damian Conway, Project Manager 

Posted on 5 July 2021

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