News / Community / Sport / 12th November 2020
Feedback sought on Stop and Play Park
Plans for the redevelopment of the under-utilised eastern section of Coonabarabran’s Neilson Park have been unveiled, with designs featuring modern, multi-use play and exercise equipment.
The concept plans are currently on display on Warrumbungle Shire Council’s website, with feedback from the community being sought.
The proposed upgrade will include a series of graded play areas accessible for users of all ages and abilities.
The inclusion of a wheelchair accessible liberty swing and handi- capable merry-go-round, will be the first of its kind in the shire.
Other activities include a fully fenced learn-to- ride cycle path and kids mini-fitness circuit, as well as musical sensory play equipment, talking tubes, jungle gym and all-age fitness equipment.
Located near the existing toilet facilities, existing infrastructure at the park will remain unchanged.
The $278,000 project is being funded by the State Government through the Stronger Country Communities Program.
Community members, Lynda Row and Paula Duggan, who first pitched the idea of a Stop and Play Park to Council, say they are thrilled with the concept plans.
“Council has done a really great job at incorporating all the different elements and creating a park that is accessible for everyone,” Mrs Row said.
“This project will reinvigorate the community and encourage visitors to stop in our town.
“We would really like people to have a look at the plans and send a submission to Council.”
Submissions will be received by Council up until Thursday, 26 November.
Work on the project is expected to commence in 2021.
Make a submission HERE