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Blair Reserve Playground Shines in Lighthouse

Released on: 07 July 2020

Released on: 07 July 2020

 

Blair Reserve Playground in the Lighthouse Beach area is the latest addition to the great range of playgrounds across the Port Macquarie-Hastings region, with upgrades to this popular park now complete.

The new inclusive playspace is sure to be enjoyed by children of all ages and abilities with new features that align with the Everyone Can Play guidelines including a wheelchair accessible picnic table, in ground spinner, seesaw and bubbler as well as other playground equipment.

New monkey bars, log climbing net and balancing log will also test agility, and there’s even a timber cubby house with shop window to add to the fun, and a slide for the younger children.

The existing gardens, swing set, rope climb and basketball hoop have been given a spruce-up, making Blair Reserve a must-visit destination for the family’s next play adventure.

The $135,700 upgrades were joint-funded by Council to the tune of $85,700, with the NSW Government contributing $50,000 through an Everyone Can Play Grant.

Mayor Peta Pinson said how great it is that we have yet another playground that can be experienced by children of all levels of ability and access needs.

"It is great that Council have once again partnered with the NSW Government in providing another inclusive playspace, and I just can’t wait to see the smiling faces, hear the laughter and share in the fun."

Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams said it is important that children have safe and practical play equipment to enjoy the outdoors which is something the NSW Government recognises.

"Wherever possible I will always support our community by ensuring that we have the best community facilities available for our children to explore," Mrs Williams said.

For more information, and to plan your visit to Blair Reserve visit pmhc.nsw.gov.au/playgrounds.