Parramatta Playground to be unveiled this Saturday

Paramatta Foreshore Under Construction 2A NEW multi-purpose playground built on the banks of Parramatta River will be unveiled to the public at Parramatta City Council’s Family Fun Day this Saturday.

Western Sydney Wanderers will join Parramatta Lord Mayor John Chedid to celebrate the newly installed children’s playground.

The playground is the first of its kind in Parramatta, featuring a range of features, challenges, themes and experiences, including two slides and water play.

“We’ve incorporated creative play elements and challenges into this playground, including rope climbing, slides, water play and a fireman’s pole,’’ Cr Chedid said.“The new playground won’t just entice little kids, I think we’ll see a lot of big kids using our new play equipment too.’’Cr Chedid encouraged families to come along to the Family Fun Day to help celebrate the opening of the new Parramatta River playground.

Many activities and attractions have been organised, including a petting zoo, giant games, face painting, boat rides, a circus skills workshop and a free barbeque lunch.

“The Family Fun Day is a great opportunity for kids and families to spend quality time together and meet new friends,” Cr Chedid said.

Details: Lord Mayor John Chehid will unveil the playground between 11am and 2pm at Parramatta City Council’s Family Fun Day on Saturday July 13, on the Parramatta River foreshore, between Barry Wilde Bridge and Elizabeth Footbridge, Parramatta

Article reproduced from the Parramatta Holroyd Sun Website 8/7/13 9.30am Written by Aimee Saaib

Parramatta Playground will be fun for all the family

Paramatta Foreshore Under ConstructionParramatta families will have a good reason to go outside and get active when the first multi-use playground is built on the river foreshore.

The foreshore-themed playground is due to be completed by mid-2013 and a council spokeswoman said it will include equipment which will provide young people with many “challenges, themes and experiences, including two slides”.

A multi-purpose events space and new seating will also be installed for parents to enjoy the water views while children enjoy the new playground next to the Elizabeth St footbridge.

Parramatta lord mayor John Chedid said the playground was designed to encourage families to enjoy the outdoors and get physically active.

“This is our first non-traditional playground incorporating creative play elements and challenges, including climbing rope and a fireman’s pole allowing children to explore at their own pace,” Cr Chedid said.

“Playgrounds provide many families with the opportunity for their kids to be physically active and act as a meeting place for parents to socialise.”

A council spokeswoman said the playground was another example of their revitalisation of the city’s natural open spaces and would ensure the foreshore’s popularity.

Article featured on the Parramatta Sun Website: 26/2/13

The Importance of Playground Safety

It goes without saying that if you’re in the business of providing entertainment for children be it a local park, a school, a holiday park or a shopping centre, then a good quality playground should be top of your priority list.

Good playgrounds offer a fun location for children, giving them the ability to test limits, have fun, learn social skills and burn off some of their copious excess energy in a safe location.  And safety is important, because no one wants to see a child hurt. 

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