Children of all abilities have been enjoying the upgraded Gundary Park playground at Moruya since it was officially opened on Friday.
The playground was recently revamped by Eurobodalla Council as part of its playground renewal program. It is double the size and caters for children of all abilities, boasting a range of swings and slides, a climbing frame with rock wall, a sandpit and diggers, talk tube, balancing logs, a unique log ladder bridge and new softfall.
Parents are well catered for too – the area is fully fenced and features two gazebos, plenty of seating and picnic tables.
The official opening on Friday was attended by Moruya Public School support classes, who use the playground at least twice a week.
The school’s Assistant Principal – Support Rosie Spoelder said Council had asked teachers for their input into the playground design and they were grateful for the result.
“Part of our curriculum is physical activity so we’ve been using the existing playground for years on a weekly basis. We were really excited when we heard it was going to be upgraded,” she said.
“We wanted a fence for safety. Safety was a priority for us and we also wanted it to be for all-abilities, which is what we got.”
Support class student Leo De Graaf, 8, loves the new playground, particularly the sandpit, as does his dad Martin.
“The new playground has a good range of equipment and it’s very good for kids with disability. It’s excellent that it’s fenced,” he said.
“Before you could look away for a second and the kids would take off across the oval or up to the road. The fence also shows kids their boundaries – they feel good that they know where to go.”
Council’s parks and gardens crew cooked the students a barbecue on Friday to celebrate the official opening.
The fencing and playground equipment renewal builds on Council’s work at Corrigans inclusive playground in Batehaven and Rotary Park at Narooma. This fulfils a commitment for a fenced playground in each of the shire’s major centres.
Above: Council’s parks and gardens crew built a new all-abilities playground at Moruya’s Gundary Oval and celebrated the opening last Friday with a bbq for Moruya Public School support students and their teachers.
Moruya Public School support students, teachers and parents were invited to a bbq to celebrate the opening of the new all-abilities playground at Gundary Oval in Moruya.