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New playground opens at Anzac Park

Published on 28 May 2020

With playgrounds reopening across the City of Ryde, what better way to celebrate than with a new playground upgrade at Anzac Park in West Ryde. 

The new play space is now a district-level playground and has been relocated to be situated within close proximity to the park’s amenities building and near to parking.

Key features of the playground include a rope bridge, climbing tower, slides, swings, a shade cloth, a rocker as well as a nature play area that comprises balancing timber elements.

A dedicated toddler area is completely accessible and includes a sandstone water play feature that will no doubt be a hit with children when the weather starts to warm up once again.

Seating, naturally shaded areas and a drinking fountain are also featured as part of the upgrade. 

The playground upgrade aligns with the strategic direction outlined within Council’s Children’s Play Plan which aims to ensure all families within the City of Ryde have access to safe, accessible and high-quality playgrounds. 

City of Ryde Mayor, Clr Jerome Laxale, said the new playground at Anzac Park caters for a broad range of ages and abilities with a wide range of features and inclusive elements.

“This latest playground upgrade is based on extensive consultation with the community and delivers on this Council’s promise to invest in new and improved playgrounds that cater to children of all ages,” Clr Laxale said.

“Relocating the playground allows for existing trees to provide vital shade for users of the playground. It also provides Council with additional opportunities to activate the remainder of Anzac Park, including transforming the previous playground into an open kick-about space.” 

For the safety of the community please note that when utilising City of Ryde parks and playgrounds users are strongly encouraged to adhere to the health authorities’ physical distancing recommendations. 

Park and playground users must ensure there is a maximum of one person per four square metres and keep a distance of at least 1.5 metres from others, with a maximum of 10 people gathering in the same space.

Playground users are also reminded to practice good personal hygiene, including washing hands and using hand sanitiser and/or disinfectant wipes before and after using Council equipment. 

Last updated on 28 May 2020