The design of a new playground to be built in the Riverside complex has been opened to the public.
Wagga City Council is seeking submissions for its shortlist of four potential designs that will likely be built and functional by the beginning of next year.
"What we're really asking the community to do is now vote on those concepts so that we can use those votes to help guide the final playground that will be constructed," said Ben Creighton, strategic asset planner for council's parks and recreation.
Federal funds of up to $2 million have been committed to the project.
Before the four designs were finalised, the idea of incorporating water features in the playground had been suggested.
But the director of regional activation, Michael Keys said those plans have now been revised.
"Some of the feedback we got from the community initially was they'd love to see a water-play park and we certainly want to see that facility in our city as well," Mr Keys said.
"But when we've gone through some of the detail putting it down here in this Riverside location is isn't really cost-effective and isn't going to give the outcome that we're looking for."
Instead, the council will pursue options for a water park nearer to the Oasis Swim Centre.
Nevertheless, Mr Creighton explained that the playground would be "definitely not like anything we've got in Wagga at the moment".
He said the council would be aiming to make the playground "a showpiece for the Riverside Precinct and Wagga".
"We gave all the playground suppliers a very detailed scope, in terms of it as a destination playground," Mr Creighton said.
"It has to be accessible and all-inclusive, it also has to have a 'wow factor' and offer features that aren't offered within any place-based within the Wagga area."
The public will be given two weeks to vote and provide feedback via the council website before a final design will be chosen.
As for the rest of the Riverside Precinct build, the final design and concept phase has now been reached.
"The construction contractor will be building the overall landscaping for the site and we would expect that within the next couple of months," Mr Creighton said.
It is expected to take 10 months to construct the precinct with completion likely by the beginning of 2022.