Kids give play­ground up­grades a big tick

Pilbara News - - News - Court­ney Fowler

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.

Ash­bur­ton Pic­ture: Shire of

The open­ing of the new new Tom Price play­grounds.

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