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More play spaces on the way

Released on: 12 September 2018

Released on: 12 September 2018

Local kids will soon be enjoying even better play experiences with playground upgrades at Herons Creek Reserve and Wall Reserve, North Haven occurring in the coming months.

The community can Have your Say on what they’d like to see at both playgrounds, and a pop-up session will take place at Wall Reserve between 3pm and 4.30pm on Wednesday 19 September.

Director Melissa Watkins said feedback from the community has resulted in our region’s playground designs moving away from traditional swings and slides.

“We’re installing rocks, boulders, climbing logs and other natural play elements in our playgrounds, which encourage kids to explore, create their own fun and let their imaginations run wild,” said Ms Watkins.

“These playgrounds also better reflect the character of the neighbourhoods and landscape that surround them, keeping our reserves and public spaces natural, and beautiful.

“The recently completed playground at Laurieton Oval is a great example of how Council’s new approach to play space design is coming to life.”

Herons Creek Reserve playground draft designs are open for community feedback until Friday 21 September, and Wall Reserve playground will be open for feedback until Friday 5 October.

To see the draft designs and have your say visit or call council on 6581 8111.

In addition to these new playgrounds, upgrades to the existing playground at the Lake Cathie Foreshore Reserve will get underway in mid-October, followed soon after by the construction of a new play space at Crestwood Heights in Port Macquarie.

“Council are looking forward to continuing to provide wonderful playground experiences right across the Port Macquarie-Hastings and will be investing more than $1 million in playground and reserve improvements this financial year,” added Ms Watkins.

To plan your next family adventure visit Council’s interactive playgrounds map at