New Playground Facilities Open for Leichhardt

Council investment in a range of new playgrounds and playground upgrades is keeping pace with the needs of the increasing number of young families calling the Inner West home.

Administrator Richard Pearson said a major playground upgrade for Leichhardt’s War Memorial Park in Catherine Street that will open next month is just one such example featuring new recreational facilities for a broad range of ages.

“We know that outside space where you can play and relax is precious in the Inner West, and that is why we have spent $145,000 on upgrading War Memorial Park Playground,” he said.

“We spoke to the community near the park and the feedback we received favoured a substantial upgrade of the play facilities to cater to a broad range of ages, including a new picnic setting, bubbler and landscaping – so that’s what we’ve done.”

“The team at Inner West Council are putting the finishing touches on War Memorial Park right now and we look forward to meeting as many as residents as possible at the opening next month.”

Council will hold a sausage sizzle next month to officially open the War Memorial Park upgrade that will feature a trampoline, a slide and a cubby house.

Mr Pearson said with increasing numbers of young children in the Inner West, Council officers are always looking towards the next playground project when a new facility opens.

“We have already started work on building a new $550,000 playground in Hearn Street in Leichhardt that will open in the second half of the year,” he said.

“Sometimes we simply look to simply introduce a new play feature to an already much enjoyed playground.

“The carousel that has just been installed in Leichhardt’s Pioneer Park playground in Norton Street at a cost of $75,000 is already being put to good use by children of many ages as well as being wheelchair accessible.”

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Page last updated: 03 Jun 2022