New playground finder launches online

Date posted: 8 June 2018

From Albatross Avenue and Allambee Park to Wilkinson Park and Wyee, a new Lake Macquarie City Council playground finder helps parents find the best places for their kids to play.

The online tool provides the location and details of more than 100 playgrounds across the City, with a photo of each site and a list of its features.

Lake Macquarie Mayor, Cr Kay Fraser, said users could narrow their search by suburb, or by an individual playground’s features, such as toilets, fencing, barbecues or sheltered areas.

“With more than 100 playgrounds across our beautiful city, there’s always somewhere new for kids to explore,” Cr Fraser said.

“Our playground finder is here to help.”

Cr Fraser said information about each playground would be regularly updated to reflect any upgrades or changes.

“We recognise the important role playgrounds play in our community – not just in promoting active, healthy lifestyles but in bringing people together to have fun and socialise,” the Mayor said.

“As a result, we’ve invested significantly in an ongoing playground renewal and improvement program across the City.”

Recent playground renewals include Webb Park at Redhead, Mullington Park at Mount Hutton and Shingle Splitters Park at Balcolyn.

Meanwhile, community consultation is underway to gauge what people want included in a new playground at Bernie Goodwin Memorial Reserve in Morisset.

Page last updated: 8 June 2018