Ad­ven­ture on track

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A brand new na­ture ad­ven­ture play­ground has opened in By­ford, but BMX ban­dits have a lit­tle bit longer to wait for their track.

BY­FORD chil­dren have a brand new play­ground to ex­plore with the of­fi­cial open­ing of The Ridge Park and Play­ground.

The 1.7ha area in the By­ford on the Scarp es­tate in­cludes an ad­ven­ture and na­ture play­ground, walk­ing trails, bar­be­cue area and ed­i­ble gar­dens. A BMX and scooter track is in the fi­nal stages of con­struc­tion.

Shire of Ser­pen­tine Jar­rah­dale Pres­i­dent Michelle Rich said mod­ern, well-de­signed parks such as this one were im­por­tant in cre­at­ing a stronger sense of com­mu­nity.

“Gone are the days of parks with a few pieces of plas­tic play equip­ment and maybe a sand­pit or swing; to­day, we’re see­ing pub­lic open space that ac­tively en­cour­ages peo­ple to spend more time out­doors and more time in­ter­act­ing with their neigh­bours,” she said.

“We think that’s fan­tas­tic be­cause it ul­ti­mately forges stronger com­mu­nity con­nec­tions, which is some­thing we’re very keen to pro­mote.”

Cedar Woods state man­ager Ben Rosser said res­i­dents should ex­plore ev­ery­thing the new area had to of­fer.

“This will be a great ad­di­tion to the es­tate,” he said.

The Ridge Park and Play­ground is on Clondyke Drive, By­ford.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d481998

Leah and Zoey Booth with Blakely and El­loise Wil­son at the play­ground.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d481998

Blakely Wil­son and other lo­cal chil­dren take on the new play­ground.

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