PLAY­GROUND READY TO LAUNCH

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS -

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.

De­tails: 9832 8416.

Sam­ina, 8, and Mar­wah, 9, en­joy play­time at Mt Druitt McDon­ald's new su­per-size play­ground and (inset) the new rocket. Pic­tures: Peter Kelly

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