PLAYGROUND READY TO LAUNCH
MCDONALD’S Mt Druitt has invested $250,000 to create what is arguably the biggest Macca’s playground in Australia.
Supervisor Paul Salamakis said the centrepiece of the outdoor children’s area was a 9.1m high rocket, featuring an internal slippery dip.
“It’s a big wow factor,” he said. “Our store is built on landfill, so it’s high up. From across the road, the rocket looks like it’s launching.”
He said the rocket also was unique to the area and was guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser.
The “dual” playground also features softplay cubes.
Mr Salamakis said the two areas of the playground each targeted a different age group and, together, could accommodate up to 100 children.
“We used every inch of the current playground. The cube area is for up to three-year-olds while the rocket is targeted at the three to 12-year-olds,” he said.
Mr Salamakis said the playground had received some positive feedback from the younger patrons.
McDonald’s Mt Druitt is inviting the community to the official “takeoff” of the playground this Saturday. Mr Salamakis promised all-day entertainment including a magician, clowns and balloon twister.
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Samina, 8, and Marwah, 9, enjoy playtime at Mt Druitt McDonald's new super-size playground and (inset) the new rocket. Pictures: Peter Kelly