New playgrounds on way for Longwarry and Yarragon

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Baw Baw families will soon have new and upgraded playgrounds to explore in Memorial Park, Longwarry and Howard Park, Yarragon.

Existing playgrounds at both sites will be removed next month before the new play equipment is installed and ready to climb in early May.

Longwarry’s new Memorial Park playground will feature a double slide for bigger kids, a junior slide for little ones and climbing nets, climbing bars, two swings, nest swing and a nature play area.

Yarragon’s upgraded Howard Park playground will boast three slides, monkey bars, spider climbing net and a rock-climbing feature wall. The existing shade sails will be replaced as part of the upgrade.

Both playground designs were directly shaped by community feedback received in late 2020.

Council also engaged directly with the playground experts in local schools and kindergartens to get input from those whose opinions matter most.

The renewals form part of Council’s $32.2 million budget for infrastructure works this financial year.

Quotes attributable to Mayor Cr Danny Goss:

“Longwarry and Yarragon children will soon be enjoying next-generation playgrounds thanks to Council’s playground renewal program.

“With more playgrounds scheduled for renewal next financial year and the $1.5 million Drouin Civic Park redevelopment almost complete, Baw Baw Shire will have a wealth of exciting new playgrounds on offer.”

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Concept Design for the new Memorial Park, Longwarry playground

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Concept Design for the new Howard Park, Yarragon playground

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