Published 07 December 2016

Tea Tree Gully’s youngest residents have a new place to explore with the $670,000 Civic Park playground now open for fun.

The new playground has three play zones to cater for different age groups and abilities, including a three-storey play unit, climbing frame and large rope swing.

Sound and music elements have also been incorporated to challenge and inspire children’s sense of exploration, adventure and imagination.

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Tea Tree Gully Mayor, Kevin Knight said the new playground provides a safe space for children of all ages and abilities to play together.

“Providing an area that supports learning, inclusivity and fun for the community is important and I’m excited to see children and their families enjoy the new facility at Civic Park,” Mayor Knight said.

“The new equipment offers a range of physically challenging activities for kids, helping to develop skills in coordination and strength.

“The upgrade was much needed, with the previous playground more than 20 years old. We’ve also taken this opportunity to include additional BBQ facilities, allowing families to spend some time, picnic and play,” he said.

To minimise damage to the existing landscape and keep cost at a minimum, the revised design utilises the existing pathways and irrigated turf areas, while maximising shade.

Many children will get to experience the new equipment for the first time at the Civic Park Carols event on 11 December.

This upgrade was supported by the State Government with $325,000 in funding.

Check out the playground for yourself at Civic Park, North East Road, Modbury.