A new centre on the former Kensington Bowling Club site
Randwick City Council has built a new community centre in Kensington on the site of the former Kensington Bowling Club.
The Centre will be officially opened on Saturday 8 July 2017 from 10am-1pm with a range of free activities, food and entertainment for the whole community.
The Kensington Park Community Centre features two hireable rooms catering for up to 100 and 130 people and looks out over beautifully landscaped gardens complete with lemon trees, large grassed areas and a half basketball court.
The new centre has been built retaining the former bowling club building brick walls, roof and historic foundation stones, but adding modern elements such as solar panels and rainwater irrigation.
The former Kensington Bowling Club closed its doors in 2013 and the building was handed back to Council.
In 2014 Council conducted detailed community consultation and developed a plan for a new community centre with substantial open space joining the park, oval and playground.
The Centre is available to book between 8am and 9pm by community groups at subsidised rates and is also available for private events and celebrations. Council is planning to partner with community organisations to hold a range of community activities onsite for local residents. More information coming soon!
An all-abilities outdoor gym has also been constructed next to the centre in Kensington Park.