An exciting new era for E.S. Marks Athletics Field
Work has commenced on a $4.8 million upgrade of E.S. Marks Athletics Field, rejuvenating Australia’s largest community sporting precinct for future generations. The historic site has served the community well for more than 100 years, and is now ready for an upgrade to improve safety and access, and bring it in line with contemporary standards.
The upgrade will include the improvement of athletics and spectator facilities, dedicated coach pick-up and drop off zones, parking upgrades, and the planting of shade trees and new vegetation. This important upgrade will ensure E.S. Marks Athletics Field continues to be a safe, accessible and suitable community recreation facility.
The site will remain open as investigative and early works take place on-site. However, to ensure the safety of the community as the more extensive works commence, the site will be closed to the public from 6 September 2021 until March 2022. It is expected the new facility will open in April 2022.
The upgrade of the E.S. Marks Athletics Field is part of the broader Moore Park Master Plan 2040. For more information, visit our Master Plan webpage.