Work began on Tuesday at Morris Park for the creation of an inclusive playground, co-funded by the NSW Government and Cabonne Council.
Canowindra received $87,430 from the NSW Government’s Everyone Can Play fund with Cabonne Council contributing the remainder of the funding, bringing the project total up to $174,860.
“The heart of the Everyone Can Play fund is the declaration that play is for everyone – regardless of age, ability or cultural background. Inclusive playspaces are easy to access, easy to move around in, provide a range of play types and challenges and are equipped with appropriate facilities in a comfortable environment – allowing people to stay as long as they choose,” Cabonne Council said.
“The playground is located at a popular stopping place and is conveniently located for travellers of all ages and abilities. The new playground will also allow for locals to have a safe and specifically designed area for all residents who wish to play.”
This inclusive play space has been designed to reflect the existing tractor in Morris Park, with other play elements including a vertical rope climber, three seat swing, activity panels for noughts and crosses and musical chimes
The works are expected to be completed the week ending 21 May, weather permitting. Residents should be aware that the area will be isolated with temporary fencing. Fortunately, the work will not affect the nearby public amenities or any other areas of the park.