The very popular Lions Park in Parkes is to receive a much-needed upgrade, with the scope of the project to include a new collection of play equipment, as well as brand new shelters and barbeques.
Mayor of Parkes Shire, Councillor Ken Keith OAM spoke of the planned upgrades to the park, “The big changes have a lot of community support and are sure to make the venue an even more popular destination for locals and visitors alike.
“Children will be able to develop a range of skills playing on the new equipment, as they get wings on the 25m double sky-rider (flying fox), scramble up the multi-play Sky Tower, or scale the quartz rock climbing block.
“There will also be a swing set with an inclusive seat, a 2.3m carousel that can accommodate a wheelchair, three trampolines placed in the ground, a balance trail and a junior multi-play unit,” he added.
All the equipment will be placed on soft fall to enhance the physical experience of the park and encourage independent play. A winding bike path around the equipment will encourage children of all abilities to engage in wheel-based play.
The first preparatory steps have already begun, with two dangerous trees removed to improve community safety and to make way for the remainder of the works, withcompletion expected by July 2023.
Federal Member for Riverina Michael McCormack said infrastructure projects such as the Lions Park in Parkes was precisely why the LRCI Program was created.
Proudly funded by the Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) Program committing $435,000 and Parkes Shire Council $415,000.