'Special connection': Have your name etched into history

What the pavers will look like.
What the pavers will look like.

Fairfield residents and businesses have a unique opportunity to pave their way into history at the redeveloped Fairfield Showground.

Engraved pavers - which will be be placed along the circuit walking path at the new Deerbush Park - are now available to purchase as a memento for residents who have called Fairfield home.

The new playground for children of all abilities is part of the showground upgrade and includes a water play space with squirters, fountains and splash buckets.

Mayor Frank Carbone said the pavers are an opportunity for people to recognise their family's history and connection with Fairfield.

"For the first time in a generation, we are opening up Fairfield Showground for the whole community to enjoy festivals, sporting events, as well as to provide playgrounds and walking tracks for active, healthy lifestyles," he said.

Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone with one of the pavers.

Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone with one of the pavers.

"That is why we are offering everyone the opportunity to celebrate their families and connection to the area and be part of the showground by buying an engraved paver.

"Ever since John Williams and his wife took up a land grant in 1792 and became the area's first European settlers, people have been coming here from all over the globe. Their names and histories form a crucial part of our city's story.

"I hope that residents will take this opportunity to recognise their family members, themselves or even businesses that have a special connection to Fairfield, because it is the people that are the most important and most special part of our city."

The cost is $88 for a large paver and $55 for a small paver and covers the cost of purchasing, engraving and laying the pavers. The pavers will be laid when the path is completed in early 2020.