New playgrounds in Longwarry and Yarragon are ready for play these school holidays after receiving their final tick of approval.
Families are invited to explore Longwarry’s upgraded and expanded Memorial Park playground, which now features 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 new Howard Park playground boasts three slides, monkey bars, spider climbing net and a rock-climbing feature wall. The existing shade sails have also been replaced.
Both playground designs were shaped by community feedback received in late 2020, including the playground experts at Schools and Kindergartens.
The renewals were completed under the Playground Equipment Renewal Program, part of Council’s $32.2 million budget for infrastructure works this financial year.
Playgrounds set for a makeover next financial year include:
- Kiah Park, Warragul
- Burke Street Netball courts, Warragul
- Bloye Park, Drouin
- Hackett Park, Longwarry
Local families will have opportunity to have their say and shape the design of the playgrounds.
The Playground Equipment Renewal Program is in addition to this year’s $1.48 million upgrade of Civic Park, Drouin, which is now open to the public.
Quotes attributable to Mayor Cr Danny Goss:
“Council is proactively renewing its playgrounds to ensure that every Baw Baw Shire family has access to an engaging, safe, and most importantly, fun space to play.”
Howard Park, Yarragon.
Memorial Park, Longwarry.