Plan a play date for Charles Harper Park

Helensburgh’s young families will soon have a new playground to explore with work to start in spring on an updated playground in Charles Harper Park.

Council has accepted a tender for the work, which will see the 12-year-old playground in Parks Street, Helensburgh, replaced with a new, up-to-date design.

The new playground has been designed in consultation with many local children and includes a space for water play, a small bike track, numerous climbing features and improved seating areas.

Shade structures have been incorporated into the design and it will include artwork panels featuring the work of local school students. Ceramic shells made by local pre-school and primary students will also form the basis of a dry creek bed play area.

“Playgrounds have a significant role in child development for not only providing an activity space but social development and interaction as well,” Wollongong Lord Mayor Councillor Gordon Bradbery AM said.

“Put simply, they are opportunities for fun and a good time with parents and carers having a break watching their kids enjoying themselves.”

Work will start in September on the new district-level playground and is expected to be completed by November, provided we get good weather.

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