Maitland City Council will investigate the potential of transforming the long disused James Street Reserve in Morpeth into a community park.
Liberal councillor Mitchell Griffin tabled the successful motion, which will see council officers prepare a report on the potential of reclassifying the reserve's zoning - allowing for landscaping and playground equipment.
Cr Griffin said the motion was a long time coming for the Morpeth community.
"It's the park that has been 30 years in the making," he said.
"There are a lot of members of the community questioning where this park and when is going to built - with no answers.
"The motion isn't making a commitment to anything. It's just simply saying can we see if it's possible. It would be good to see what our options are moving forward.
"It's a very wasted space, and underutilised.
"Thirty years is long enough for people to wait."
The site has been earmarked as a community park on numerous occasions over the past three decades including in the Morpeth Management Plans in 1994 and 2000.
Labor councillor Ben Whiting moved an amendment to the motion, adding an investigation into the cost of landscaping and playground equipment for council.
"I am happy to see more information come forward on this park," he said.
The report will be returned to council by November.