Lismore Mayor Isaac Smith today officially re-opened the popular Heritage Park following a $500,000 upgrade to playground equipment, plus other minor works.
“I know the community has been eagerly waiting for Heritage Park to re-open and explore the great new facilities it has for families,” he said.
“The feedback we have received from families who visited the park last weekend has been overwhelmingly positive.
“I hope everyone enjoys the new fun features which includes a new water play area with squirters, misters and coconut palm soaker to keep the kids cool in the warmer months.
“We also have a new nature play area with boulders and timber features for children to climb on and new equipment in the Tiny Tots playground including a carousel, tree-tops tower, whirly dizzy, relocated tortoise seesaw and inground trampolines.
“This upgrade, jointly funded by the State Government and Council, will see families use it for many more years to come, and there is more that we want to do once grant funding becomes available.
“We are asking the community to let us know what you want.”
Cr Smith said signs have been erected at various locations around Heritage Park with QR codes that asks for suggestions about possible future works, such as does the community want shade sails over the Tiny Tots area.
“People can also go to yoursay.lismore.nsw.gov.au to tell us what else you would like at Heritage Park,” he said.
The Heritage Park upgrade was funded through a $250,000 grant from the NSW Stronger Country Communities Fund and $284,000 from Council raised via pocket park sales and flood insurance money.