The new Depena Reserve playspace got a big tick of approval from the local kids when it was officially opened for play on Saturday, 6 August.
“I am so pleased to officially open this new playspace that was designed with the community in mind. It has so many opportunities for kids of all ages and abilities,” Mayor Dr Christina Curry told the crowd before inviting the children to help her and the Member for Rockdale, Mr Steve Kamper cut the ribbon and officially open the playspace.
The new playground was jointly funded by the State Government and Bayside Council. Council received $300,000 from the NSW Government to upgrade the existing playground.
“The best thing about the new upgrade is that it is wheelchair accessible, and the innovative design allows all abilities to play together,” Mayor Dr Christina Curry said.
The new park features inclusive playground equipment and furniture, nature play and interactive sensory spaces, and upgraded swings and slides.
There is also lots of shaded areas for parents and careers to sit around and watch the kids play.
The local SES also provided a free community BBQ, while a popup library and face painters helped keep younger children entertained.