The new playground at Belvoir Park is now open to the public.
The playground has two flying foxes and a “ninja warrior” adventure obstacle course that has a smartphone app so people can time themselves, their friends and family and try to make it to a top 20 leaderboard.
The playground also includes:
- An all-abilities carousel that can fit two wheelchairs;
- A rope “snake swing” that up to six children can ride at once;
- A 4-metre high twisted slide and a second, smaller slide for young children;
- A 7.3-metre climbing tower with platforms and peep holes;
- A 3-metre climbing boulder; and,
- Basket swing.
There is also a new covered, wheelchair accessible shelter with picnic tables and a two-burner barbecue and a drinking fountain.
Construction began on the extension to the existing Belvoir Park playground in February after delays caused by the significant flooding experienced by the region in late 2022.
The design was informed by consultation with more than 250 children, parents and carers providing input on the design for the new playground.
Students from the nearby St Augustine's Primary School were part of the consultation and will be among the first to try the new equipment at a special opening event.
Belvoir Park playground was first established in 2010.
It provides a range of play activities for all ages and abilities, including the liberty swing, an accessible swing for children and adults who use a wheelchair.
It is complemented by a natural play space south-west corner of Belvoir Park near the small football goals off Dick St which features trail loops and points of interest throughout the vegetated park corner.
A small maze has been formed from hedging the existing shrubs and include trail loops, stepping stones, balance logs, mounds with additional planting of small native shrubs and grasses.