New Jack William Drive playground ready for play

The replacement of equipment and renewal of Jack William Drive Park Playground in Eastridge has been completed with the new playground open for play as the second week of the school holidays gets underway.

Council’s Director Parks and Landcare Services Ian McAlister said while the installation was delayed due to the extensive rain received in late May and throughout June students currently on school holidays are now able to use the new equipment.

“The new playground is part of Council’s ongoing renewal program which replaces old equipment once it gets to the end of its useful life,” Mr McAlister said.

“The new playground at Jack William Drive includes a slide, a nest swing, rope net climbs and rope bridges. As a local park servicing those people within walking distance it is generally targeted at younger aged children,” Mr McAlister said.

In the past three years playgrounds have been replaced at Elston Park, Manera Heights and Buckingham Drive. There are also plans to replace the playground at Lunar Park, as part of Council playground renewal program, and install a new playground at Spears Drive in the coming months.

Mr McAlister said a new design has also been chosen for the Spears Drive Park to replace the existing swing set with a playgrounds that cater for young families in Rosewood Estate.

“The design for the Spears Drive Park playground was chosen by the community through from two designs put forward in an online poll,” Mr McAlister said. “Council will now proceed to finalise the equipment orders and look to install the new equipment in coming months,” he said.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Ian McAlister
Council’s Director Parks and Landcare Services
(02) 6801 4000

Note: Murray Wood is currently on a secondment project management role on the transition to Western Plains Regional Council

Last Edited: 12 Jul 2016

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