New play spaces and outdoor fitness equipment are now open in Broadford following the completion of Mitchell Shire Council’s Activating Broadford Parks and Play Spaces project.
The project included refurbishing the play area at Memorial Park across from the post office and installing new fitness equipment at Donaldson Drive Reserve in 2021 and a new play area at Wattle Street Reserve this year.
The Memorial Park Playground features a large structure with climbing and balancing challenges, multi-level platforms, two slides, a four-way swing and a triple swing. The upgrade also included a shade sail, seat, picnic table and fence.
The outdoor fitness equipment at Donaldson Drive Reserve is a large surface located away from the existing play equipment and includes dips, leg raises, chest presses, aerobic cycling, leg presses and an elliptical trainer.
The equipment is free to use, included and has a rubber base.
The new nature play area at Wattle Street Reserve features a large multi-use structure with climbing and balancing challenges, multi-level platforms, two slides, a cantilever swing, a triple swing, connecting paths, picnic seating and other play elements in nature.
Mitchell Shire Council Mayor Bill Chisholm said the council was grateful for a $720,000 grant through the State’s Growing Suburbs Fund which made the project possible.
“We are focused on providing services and facilities for our growing area,” he said.
“Playgrounds provide space for families to visit and fitness equipment means people of all ages can stay active.”