Ready, set, swing – Blacktown playground upgrade


Blacktown residents can now enjoy another new play space with installation of equipment completed at Bill Swift Reserve, just to the north of Blacktown city centre.

The $112, 000 refurbishment is a part of Blacktown City Council’s 2019/20 parks upgrade program.

Blacktown City Council Mayor, Tony Bleasdale OAM said, “Council is committed to providing the best possible recreation facilities for our residents in nearly 800 parks and reserves across the City.

“The new play space in Bill Swift Reserve provides a great open space area for local residents to get out and enjoy an active lifestyle.”

The park at the Corner Sackville Street and Peter Street, Blacktown, now has a variety of new equipment including three swings (featuring a toddler swing and net swing), a multi-play climbing structure with a slide, a spinning carousel, and a rocker.

Changes were made to the final design of the park after a period of public consultation late last year.

“Council has ensured the upgrade to Bill Swift Reserve supports the greening and accessibility of our public spaces,” Mayor Bleasdale said.

There is abundant shade across the park from trees and shelters as well as more seating and pathways. This, plus the variety of play and exercise equipment, ensures the reserve is accessible and inclusive for all age groups.

The refurbishment of Bill Swift Reserve is part of an overall $448,000 program of upgrades in parks across Blacktown City and is funded under Council’s Works Improvement Program.

Photo: Blacktown City Mayor, Tony Bleasdale and Blacktown City Deputy Mayor, Councillor Julie Griffiths check out the new equipment

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