Griffith’s newest playground, Enticknap Park will officially open next week with an afternoon of fun planned for the whole family.
The all abilities playground is located in East Griffith bordered by Langley Crescent, Grey Street and Murphy Crescent.
Griffith City Council Mayor John Dal Broi will open the playground on Wednesday, 21 August 2019 at 4pm.
Local residents are invited to come along and join in on the fun, with a free BBQ and balloons for the children.
The playground caters to different levels of ability and is a place where children, young people and their families can play, socialise and have lots of fun.
A brand new state-of-the-art wheelchair accessible barbecue and picnic shelter will allow any and all members of the community to utilise the facility.
Mayor John Dal Broi said he was pleased to see the all-inclusive design of the playground allowing all members of the community to benefit from it.
“We would love to see families come along to help us celebrate the opening,” Cr Dal Broi said.
“It’s exciting to see the new equipment that has been installed offering different experiences for everyone to enjoy. It is understood that quality playgrounds and play areas can significantly contribute to the physical and social wellbeing of an individual and strengthen connectivity within communities.
“These inclusive playgrounds are not just for youth with disabilities, but also for elderly people such as grandparents who have accessibility requirements when playing with their grandchildren.”
The playground features a huge 25m flying fox, 4m high climbing pyramid, sensory zone, basket swing, and a fully wheel chair accessible spinner and sand digger.
Did you know?
- 1,380 people or 5.4 percent of the population in Griffith require assistance and can utilise these inclusive facilities (Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data). Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.)
- Griffith City Council is committed to the continuing improvement of playground facilities within the Local Government Area (LGA). The Griffith Playground Strategy 2014 was developed to provide direction for the future provision and management of playgrounds within the LGA.
You can view Griffith’s Playground Strategy at https://www.griffith.nsw.gov.au/page.asp?f=RES-YLI-07-82-63