An under-used greenspace area would be transformed into a user-friendly park under a masterplan before Orange City Council.
Glenroi Oval would gain trees for shade, walking paths, a rugby league field, a cycling pump track, play and exercise equipment, basketball courts, new toilets and an expanded skate park.
A report to go to council's next meeting on Tuesday night has proposed a major overhaul of the area.
Planting of [more than] 200 trees will create a parkland look.Report to Orange City Council
The chair of council's Sport and Recreation Policy committee, Cr Jason Hamling, said it was a great opportunity to reinvigorate the area.
"It just needs to be more user-friendly for people young and old," he said.
"If you have good facilities people will come out and use them."
Cr Hamling said, if approved, the work would be done in stages over several years.
"Glenroi Oval is such a wide, open space. It's got that stigma, obviously, but if it became more of a community-friendly area people would come and use it."
Cr Hamling said council had put in new lighting to improve safety and security.
He said with the price of housing increasing in Orange it was likely people would look to move into more-affordable Glenroi and would want to have good recreation facilities.
A report to council said the existing cricket oval would be converted into a rugby league field to provide Mid-west Cup team Orange United with a home ground.
"The Glenroi Oval Masterplan seeks to transform the oval into a significant urban park that is a green asset for the city," it said.
"Planting of [more than] 200 trees will create a parkland look and feel that will be supported by more pathway linkages, places to sit, and more activities. Combined, these elements will encourage a wider range of users to the park, throughout the day, contributing to safety and a greater sense of community."
It said the plan followed consultation with Glenroi Heights Public School, the Orange Hockey Centre and other user groups.
"[It] revealed a desire for more shade and places to sit. A priority is to make the pathway between the hockey field and the school more comfortable to walk on," it said.
"A greater diversity of activities and places for youth to 'hang-out' was requested, as was providing more amenity for the aging population and opportunities for residents to exercise close to home and as part of their daily journeys."
Picnic shelters, a new toilet block, a network of walking paths and barbecues are planned.
"The old dilapidated toilet block is being demolished, with the future location of a new facility in an elevated position, central to the park with good visibility all around."
It is recommended the plan would go on public exhibition for 28 days.
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