Eurobodalla Council has been working with the Mogo community on plans to transform the Mogo Sports Oval into a new recreation park where the whole community can gather and play.
Works will begin to remove the old swings at the oval and install new playground equipment, picnic facilities and a yarning circle, giving residents a place to come together and visitors a place to stop, rest and play.
Council’s recreation services manager Mark Upson said Council had been working with Mogo Public School, the Mogo Local Aboriginal Land Council, businesses and the wider community to help design the new space.
“Mogo is a small town that’s big on character but short on recreation facilities, and we’re really pleased to be able to provide this upgrade,” he said.
“The new playground equipment will include a climbing frame, slide, spinning carousels and swings, and we’re also installing a new barbecue and covered picnic tables.
Above: The Mogo community will soon have an upgraded recreation park to enjoy, including new playground, with a major upgrade of Mogo Sports Oval
“To recognise the strong Aboriginal heritage and culture in Mogo, we’re also adding a yarning circle and a mural by a local artist and finishing it all off with landscaping.
“The community has been so enthusiastic about this work, and along with the unique heritage elements, it has been a very rewarding project.
“We thank the community for its patience and contributions to the design process, which will result in this being an exciting community space.”
Works will start after Easter to remove the existing swings and picnic equipment. The new playground is scheduled to be installed by the end of June.
Council’s recreation team is also working with local woodworkers to provide a focal point in the John Street Reserve, in Mogo’s town centre.
The works were made possible thanks to funding allocated to implement Council’s Recreation and Open Space Strategy, which identifies both Mogo projects as ‘high priority’.
For more information about the project visit www.esc.nsw.gov.au and search ‘Mogo playground’.