New parks open for play!

New playgrounds are being rolled out across The Hills in time for the spring school holidays.

Mayor of The Hills Shire, Councillor Yvonne Keane joined Deputy Mayor of The Hills Shire, Councillor Robyn Preston on Thursday, September 7 to open Tree Frog Playground at Oxlade Reserve and Lansdowne Road Reserve Playground – both parks are located in North Kellyville.

Residents, including young children, came up with the name ‘Tree Frog Playground’ and listed the equipment they would like to see incorporated in the local park during Council’s pop-up consultation series in March.

Mayor Keane said she was happy to see Tree Frog Playground come to life.

“This fabulous playground was put together with the help of the mums, dads, grandparents, guardians and – most importantly – local children,” Mayor Keane said.

“Together we dreamed, thought up and breathed new life into this wonderful community asset, which will be used day-in and day-out by little ones.

“The new playground includes a climbing net, flying fox, swings, a hand spinner, a junior play unit, snakes and ladders and a handball court, which will keep kids entertained for hours during the coming school holidays.

“Plus, we have a picnic area and plenty of shade so families can enjoy a picnic or to kickback and relax.

“I am so proud to belong to a Council that is focused on working hand-in-hand with the community to create family-friendly spaces for everyone to enjoy,” Mayor Keane added.

Lansdowne Road Reserve Playground includes a small play unit, a picnic shelter, bubbler, a swing set and a pommel swing.

Mayor Keane said the new parks are just one piece of the North Kellyville puzzle that Council is currently working to put together.

“Council understands how important it is to get pieces of the puzzle correct the first time round,” Mayor Keane said.

“And to make sure this happens, we are taking a close look at this part of the region so that it can be a truly amazing place for families. We are making sure that we are doing everything in our power to create places that not only provide for our current and future residents, but are also special and enhance our quality of life.”

Deputy Mayor Preston said Council is working extra hard to deliver the public infrastructure residents need.

“We know many residents have already moved into this beautiful part of The Hills without full access to public assets and amenities. I know this. I’ve met with North Kellyville families and personally talked through their concerns,” Deputy Mayor Preston said.

“Council is working extremely hard to roll out new facilities, like these lovely new public parks, for residents to enjoy for years to come,” Deputy Mayor Preston added.

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