Kids give playground upgrades a big tick
Tom Price children put two playgrounds to the test at their official opening ceremony earlier this month.
Lions Park underwent a revitalisation, and the instalment of a nature-based playground completes the development at the Clem Thompson Memorial Oval and Pavilion.
The ribbons to both playgrounds were officially cut on Sunday, August 8, followed by a family fun day featuring games, entertainment and lunch.
The Lions Park upgrade in- cludes new playground equipment and soft-fall coverings, while the stunning nature playground at Clem Thompson Memorial Oval and Pavilion provides new obstacles, apparatus and nature-based play to keep children entertained.
Shire president Kerry White said both playgrounds offered an area for children to enjoy free play within a fun and creative
environment. “They also give parents a safe and enjoyable facility which they can use to keep kids entertained and stimulated, as well as providing a great venue for birthday parties,” Cr White said.
Pilbara Development Commission acting chief executive Terry Hill said the new playground at Clem Thompson Memorial Oval completed the sporting precinct project.
“Surplus funding from the pavilion and oval project was used to build the new playground, which is a great outcome for the community,” he said.
“The addition of the playground further enhances the attractiveness of the town as a wellserviced community with modern amenities.”
The Lions Park upgrade was funded by the Shire of Ashburton and the new nature-based playground was made possible by the State Government’s Royalties for Regions Pilbara Cities Initiative through the Pilbara Development Commission.
The opening of the new new Tom Price playgrounds.