New playgrounds for Wagga Wagga parks

Published: 20 Feb 2020 3:56pm

New playgrounds at two popular suburban parks will start to take shape in coming weeks.

Wagga Wagga City Council is getting ready to install the new playgrounds at Best Family Graves Park and Belling Park early in March.

Council staff will start the removal of the old playgrounds in Truscott Drive and Bolton Street on Tuesday, 25 February, weather permitting.

“The residents in these areas voted on their new playground from various design options last year and now we’re getting close to installation,” Council’s Works and Playground Officer John Conlan said.

“We’ll start site preparations and the removal process on the old playgrounds and then it will take about two weeks from then to install the new equipment.

“We received some excellent participation from residents during the community surveys process last year and now the results of that will be realised for all the children who use the parks in these areas.”

Almost 200 participants completed each survey, with two overwhelming favourites emerging.

The Belling Park option received 84 percent of the votes, and the Best Family Graves Park option was also a popular choice with 73 percent.

Both of the successful designs were submitted by Australian manufacturing company, Moduplay. The upgrade at Best Family Graves Park will also include two new bench seats.

“Each design has been modelled to encourage play between younger and older children and incorporate exciting features that will add extra appeal to the neighbourhood,” Mr Conlan said.

The design for Belling Park incorporates two existing features, the popular swing and the current mound slide.

The projects are valued at a combined $100,000.