Sporting Codes find new home at Adcock Park

14 Dec 2020 community_groups sports

Five community sporting codes now have access to a new purpose-built amenity building at Garnet Adcock Memorial Park.

The West Gosford sports facility serves thousands of Central Coast residents who participate in AFL, netball, cricket, touch football, Oztag, cycling and athletics. It is also a popular venue for school sports events and regional sporting events.

The new state-of-the-art multi–purpose amenities building completes Stage One of the Adcock Park Redevelopment Project and provides three canteens; two clubrooms; four change rooms; male, female and accessible toilets; first aid room; multiple storage areas; referee/umpire rooms and meeting spaces.  

The $26.2million redevelopment is being funded by Central Coast Council and the NSW Government through the Public Reserve Management Fund.

Stage Two redevelopment works are planned and will include reconstruction of playing fields including installation of irrigation and sub-soil drainage; five additional netball courts;new floodlighting for AFL and touch/Oztag fields, netball courts and athletics field/velodrome areas; carpark at the site entry; improved carpark and promenade lighting; pedestrian footpaths; maintenance vehicle accesses and landscaping work.

Council Director Environment and Planning Scott Cox said the park’s upgrade not only supports increased usage, but also creates a venue capable of attracting inter-regional and State level sporting competitions.

“We acknowledge and thank the NSW State Government for providing funding to help us deliver projects the community wants and needs,” Mr Cox said.

“Spaces such as Adcock Park are vitally important as they encourage physical activity and help to create a sense of belonging. This will be a valued facility where everyone can be active, socialise and engage in community activities.”

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said Adcock Park plays host to a range of sports including AFL, cricket, cycling, athletics, netball, touch football and Oztag.

"This fantastic upgrade work benefitted from $1 million from the NSW Government’s Crown Reserves Improvement Fund, which aims to protect and enhance Crown Land for the wellbeing of people and the local environment,” Mr Crouch said.

“The upgrade at Adcock Park has massively improved the quality of open spaces and facilities on offer for Central Coast residents to use, and for local schools to hold athletics carnivals.”