Wisemans Ferry Park upgrades
Wisemans Ferry Park is a much-loved community facility enjoyed by residents and visitors alike to The Hills district.
Towards the end of 2017 Hills Shire Council completed foreshore improvement works within Wisemans Ferry Park. The river banks were collapsing and the ageing rock filled baskets along the river edge were in poor condition.
Council has installed two new sandstone rock walls providing stability and access to the river edge, and other sections of collapsing river bank were filled with soil and stabilised with sandstone boulders and new plants.
Stainless steel barbecues have been installed adjacent to the playground. Paths have been upgraded. Three large all-weather park shelters will be built at the site to provide shade to those using the barbecue facilities and existing furniture. Picnic settings have been replaced with newer and more modern versions and additional seating upgrades are also planned.”
Most recently, new play equipment, including additional swings, a play unit nest swing and native planting was completed at the park. A nature play area with balance beams, stepping stones and a sandstone rock with a poem about Wisemans was designed to create symmetry with the region’s convict past and our modern vibrant community. Additional playground equipment is scheduled to be installed next month including a flying fox cable ride, giant climbing rope and slide.
Mayor Byrne pictured at the upgarded playground