Celebration of re-imagined open spaces

Mayor of The Hills Shire, Councillor Yvonne Keane is encouraging residents to join her at a series of pop-up playdates to be held at various parks in The Hills.

Mayor Keane said the new community program would highlight new parks and showcase old favourites.

“I’m so excited to launch this new pop-up play series for parents and children,” Mayor Keane said.

“The community program will allow residents to enjoy our new parks and visit some of The Shire’s well-known and established recreational facilities.”

The first pop-up playdate will be held at Oxlade Street Reserve on Friday, March 3.

The celebration will allow parents and children to have input into the type of play equipment to feature in the soon-to-be-built reserve.

“Over the next 10 years, wonderful new and re-imagined spaces will be rolled out across The Sydney Hills to encourage greater community wellness and we want residents to be involved in the process,” Mayor Keane said.

“Council wants to keep in touch with the aspirations of the local community and determine what’s important to them so that the best decisions are made in partnership with the people who will use these local facilities.

“It’s also important that we continually review our services and make sure we meet the needs of our ever-changing environment and these pop-up play dates allow a forum for on-going discussions,” Mayor Keane added.

There will also be plenty of activities to keep attendees busy on the day including a pop-up library and arts and crafts.

Mayor Keane is also encouraging youngsters to come dressed as their favourite animal at the Oxlade Street Reserve event.