Corroboree Park playground re-opens

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Sloane and Pranav playing on the new equipment

SHANE Rattenbury says a double spring rocker and a ‘rodeo board’ are just two of the great new additions now installed at Corroboree Park in Ainslie.

“Corroboree Park is a long time favourite for both children and parents in the local area and it is a popular recreational spot for Canberra residents. The park was created in the 1920s as part of the garden city concept of early Canberra,” Shane said.

“Aside from its shady trees and open spaces, which are perfect for picnics, Corroboree Park has a tennis practice wall, a basketball court and an outdoor table tennis unit.

“Work to upgrade the park’s play equipment to meet current safety standards is complete and the play space now includes a range of fun new equipment for kids of all ages.

“For younger children, the new equipment includes a climbing unit with two slides, net and interactive elements and a double spring rocker so children can play together whilst bouncing and balancing.

“Older children will be kept busy with a new large net ‘basket’ and a ‘rodeo board’ which will challenge their balance and coordination skills.

“The popular large steel swing was retained with minor modifications. All other elements in the playground were removed to make way for the new, contemporary play equipment. Some new seating was also provided in shady locations for parents and carers to relax while the kids play.

“This $175,000 playground upgrade is part of the ACT Government’s commitment to encouraging active lifestyles as part of the Healthy Weight Initiative.

“The ACT Government is committed to helping the community lead healthy, active lives. Ensuring our playgrounds are contemporary, appealing and safe for children encourages them to seek out places to play with their siblings and friends.”

[Photo: Sloane and Pranav playing on the new equipment]

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