New Amenities Block a Boon for Bay Runners

The unveiling of a new $400,000 amenities block beside Leichhardt Park No.3 sporting ground will be welcomed by local sports club players, parents and children as well as the thousands of users that pass by it each day on the hugely popular Bay Run pathway.

The new facility has been built to support all those using the Leichhardt No 3 sporting ground as well as the adjacent regional playground known as Blue Hippo Park and the Iron Cove Bay Runners.

The works have just been completed and include:
• One unisex accessible toilet;
• One female ambulant toilet with baby change table;
• One unisex ambulant toilet;
• Field storage (football goal nets, plastic cones etc.)
• Sustainable and environmental initiatives with solar panels, water tanks;
• Use of recyclable materials and water sensitive devices.

Administrator Richard Pearson said landscaping works will be carried out in the coming weeks to improve the area between the amenities block and the Leichhardt No. 3 sporting ground.

“The new amenities block will be welcomed as it is positioned in such a popular sporting and recreational area used by so many across the whole community,” he said.

“Feedback to Council has shown the Bay Run is used by all ages across the community and is one of the most popular harbourside tracks in Sydney.

“The former Leichhardt Councillors recognised this and set in motion the plans that are delivering this new local amenity.”

The Bay Run is a social, family-friendly walk or run that travels approximately 7 kms around the shores of the Iron Cove Bay. It is an enclosed loop, meaning users can start and finish in exactly the same location. Popular places to start and finish include King George Park, Leichhardt Park or Callan Park.

Following the entire natural course of the cove and never deviating more than 20 metres from the water, this flat, well-maintained track is also bicycle, pram and dog friendly, with lanes for walkers and cyclists clearly marked where possible.

Recent Council upgrades to the nearby King George section of the Bay Run include:
• A shared pathway asphalt widening through King George Park section;
• New LED lights controlled from time clocks for brighter lighting in peak times;
• Lighting that reverts to a lower light output (& energy use) at non-peak times.

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Page last updated: 03 Jun 2022