A community group in Gold River is working to develop the former school site.
The Together We Can group wants to plant community gardens, establish a walking track and build benches and picnic tables.
Secretary Heather Brooker says the people of Gold River are behind the effort.
"I do believe that low-cost, low-maintenance ideas are the ones that are going to probably be the most welcome both by the people who are trying to develop this site as well as the council."
Brooker says residents are not going to let this recreation opportunity slip away.