APEX Park at Nelson Bay is due to have a $240,000 makeover by the end of the year with Port Stephens Council set to release concept designs to the community by June.
The council's civil assets manager John Maretish said the work on the park would ensure it is best planned for future ANZAC celebrations.
"The memorial is currently located in close proximity to a steep grassed slope," he said.
"This limits the viewing area for the public and makes it difficult to access."
He also said the work would help create a social domain for the area that would serve to better link the waterfront and CBD.
"It is also essential to ensure its connectivity with the town centre as part of future planning for Nelson Bay (Nelson Bay strategy)," he said.
Mr Maretish said work on the park had always been on the agenda but during the recent Hunter Valley Research Foundation's survey, for the Nelson Bay Strategy, significant community views and priorities were indicated surrounding the park.
"Council will use these views in consultation with the RSL to form some design concepts to present to the broader community," he said.
While an exact number of concept plans is not known, those that are created will be presented to the community and stakeholder groups by June this year.
The council hopes to start the work on the park in September with it all aimed to be completed by the end of the year in time for the peak tourist season.