The current playground at Campbelltown’s Marsden Park is getting a $1.1 million makeover, along with its surrounding area.
Funded by Campbelltown City Council and NSW Government’s Places to Play program, the new playground will feature:
- Enhanced play equipment: Climbing ropes, a large basket swing, flying fox, trampolines, toddlers swing set, see saw and slide
- Play areas: New water play area and natural play area with balance beams and steppers
- New amenities: Seating areas, picnic shelters and BBQ areas
- Shade: Semi-mature shade tree plantings and shade sails
- Safety enhancements: Safety fencing around the playground and pedestrian entry points
- Accessibility: New accessible entry pathways
Mayor of Campbelltown George Greiss said that, “Marsden Park is a busy precinct that deserves a high quality playground to service the families who may be visiting the two major hospitals or businesses in the area as well as the current and future residents of the area.”
“We saw a fantastic response from the community to the concept plan and took on board feedback about the need for more shade, a flying fox, more slides and extra seating in the final design,” Dr Greiss said.
After the sod-turning ceremony this afternoon, Campbelltown MP Greg Warren said the new park will deliver important recreational and open space infrastructure that people of all ages and abilities can utilise.
The NSW Government has contributed $200,000 to the park upgrade through the Places to Play Program.