Eager locals put Killingworth’s popular local playground to the test today when it reopened to the public following a $125,000 facelift.
Mayor of Lake Macquarie, Councillor Kay Fraser, 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,” Cr Fraser said.
“The Park Street Reserve playground is a popular facility in the Killingworth community, and we are excited to have created an improved play space that will be enjoyed by locals for many years to come.”
The playground features a range of new equipment such as swings, wave rider, typhoon spinner and more.
We encourage the community to visit our playground map to find a play space in their area.
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.
Next financial year, we are planning to upgrade three playgrounds across the City, including Butler Crescent Playground, Warners Bay, Elbrook Drive Reserve Playground, Rankin Park and the existing timber play area within the Lake Macquarie Variety Playground at Speers Point Park.