Kids can now slide, swing and climb their way around Kahibah Park, with an upgraded playground now open.

Eager locals put the new playground to the test yesterday, when it opened to the public for the first time.

Council’s Section Manager Community Assets, Brendan Callander, said improving facilities at local parks has flow on health and wellbeing benefits for people in the surrounding community.

“Recreation areas and playgrounds are a central part of our community, providing places for children to play and for parents to meet and socialise with others,” Mr Callander said.

“The playground at Kahibah Park is a popular facility in the community, and we are excited to have created an improved play space that will be enjoyed by locals for many years to come.”

We encourage the community to visit our playground map to find a play space in their area.

Park Street Reserve Playground, Killingworth, is the next venue in line for an upgrade, with works expected to start in February 2019.

Council is committed to providing recreational spaces for the community to enjoy and is on track to spend $4 million on improving parks and playgrounds in 2018-2019 as part of its capital works program.