Nine more parks set to get makeover upgrade

CUMBERLAND Council will add to its ever-growing number of inclusive, interactive and accessible playgrounds, with nine more to be given makeovers this year.

Mayor Lisa Lake said the revitalised parks would help ensure they met the needs of this growing community, with new inclusive play equipment, rubber soft fall surfaces, seating, shelters, footpaths and trees.
She said the upgrades, which included nine park makeovers in Merrylands, Lidcombe, Berala, South Granville and Auburn last year, would mean residents could enjoy playgrounds with state-of-the-art facilities including new play equipment, improved accessibility and safety features.
“Children and their families will be able to enjoy quality time outdoors, interact and socialise with their family and friends, as well as foster a sense of community and belonging,” she said.
“The council acknowledges the importance of green spaces in promoting healthy and active lifestyles, whether it’s for recreation and leisure, community gatherings, children’s development or dog friendly spaces, as well as the importance of parks contributing to the physical, social and environmental wellbeing of residents.”
Following community consultations, parks earmarked for upgrades this year include Colquhoun Park in South Granville, Central Park and Alderson Park in Merrylands, Dudley Reserve in Lidcombe, Jack and Jill Reserve in Berala and Kulgun Reserve and Norman Park in Auburn.