27 May Update
The first stage of Lane Cove's exciting destination, The Canopy, will be opening on Saturday 13 June 2020.
In addition to being able to visit the brand new Aldi store, Council is pleased to announce that with the easing of COVID-19 restrictions the new park and playground areas will now also be open. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen store layout changes, Coles have had to delay their opening until Wednesday 8 July.
Families will be keen to hear that the new playground area includes an adventure playground complete with water weir, soft fall, trampolines and an accessible swing. The most prominent feature is a bespoke installation that includes vertical climbing nets, a fire pole, sagging bridge, pommels, junior and spiral slides and two levels of play decks.
From 13 June visitors can also explore the rest of the park level and take in some of the key features including the public art, a solar arbour, green wall and feature canopy entrance. Toilet and parent room amenities will be open including Council's first registered Adult Change Facility. End of trip facilities for cyclists will be fully operational and are located on P1 of the car park.
To access the new community park locals can make use of the new pedestrian footbridge over Rosenthal Avenue, the freshly paved connection from the Plaza or arrive via the 500 underground car space car park.
Economic conditions related to the COVID-19 pandemic have meant that the exciting dining precinct will not be open until Stage 3, currently expected to be late-2020.
While we are excited to welcome the local community to The Canopy we ask that you delay your visit if you are feeling unwell. Visitors should wash and/or sanitise their hands before and after visiting - there will be hand sanitising stations on site for the public to use.
Council recently inspected the progress of The Canopy ahead of the opening. After checking out the Coles and Aldi fit-out, Councillors toured the park level to see the latest play equipment, open space and landscaping works. Here's a look at some of the highlights…