The draft Maybury Peace Park/Chinaman’s Hollow Masterplan was developed using feedback received through a community survey and stakeholder workshops held in late 2020.
Highlights in the draft Masterplan are outlined below.
Maybury Peace Park
- Playground upgrade
- Fencing of the northern boundary of the playground
- Upgrade existing amenity building as required
- Upgraded or new pedestrian bridge towards Hebburn Estate
- Memorial walk through historical trees
- Ecological communities trail along the creek and improving the creeks health
- Improvements to the pedestrian underpass between Maybury Peace Park and Chinaman’s Hollow
- Future carparking opportunities off Date Avenue
- Public Art
- Fenced regional playground, toilets and café
- Pedestrian bridge from Cessnock Road connecting to the new playground
- Outdoor fitness equipment and fitness loop
- A new cricket amenity building, three bay cricket practice nets, sporting field irrigation and floodlights
- Multipurpose court and rebound wall
- Fenced off leash dog exercise area
- Improved and expanded carparking
- Large pavilion with BBQ facilities and additional picnic settings
- Improvements to creek with sandstone edging and tree plantings
Maybury Peace Park/Chinaman’s Hollow is a Regional Park located at 122 Cessnock Road, Weston. The park is 7.33 Ha and is divided by Cessnock Road, with northern portion of the Park being Chinaman’s Hollow, and the southern portion of the Park known as Maybury Peace Park (see image below).
The two sites are connected by the Chinaman’s Hollow and Maybury Peace Park Trail, a 2.5km shared pathway. Each site has unique qualities and offerings as outlined below.
Maybury Peace Park
Maybury Peace Park includes a regional playground, water feature pond, grass areas, sheltered picnic settings, BBQ’s, toilet facilities and carparking. There are Memorial plaques located throughout the site and deciduous trees that provide a showcase of colour during the Spring and Autumn months.
Chinaman’s Hollow is a predominantly passive park with a picket-fenced cricket oval situated in the western portion. The park includes walking trails, picnic shelters, BBQ's, toilet facilities, and carparking. The terrain is undulating with flat areas bordered by creeks and gullies. Pockets of Endangered Ecological Communities (EEC) are interspersed throughout the site and mostly associated with the creek lines.