Have your say on the future of outdoor play in Lake Mac

Are you batty for balance beams? Does a swing set have you squealing with delight? Well Lake Macquarie Council wants to hear from you.

Council are planning to revamp two of its existing playgrounds at Russell Reserve, Adamstown heights and Belmont Lions Park and want to know what you think makes the perfect playground.

The revamp is part of council’s asset replacement program which will see outdated play equipment at the two parks replaced with brand new play equipment which could include swing sets, flying foxes, balance beams, slides, and spring rockers.

“We manage and maintain more than 120 playgrounds across the City,” council’s head of asset management Brendan Callendar said.

“To ensure our playgrounds are safe and meet the needs of our community, we have an Asset Replacement Program in place to replace outdated equipment.

“We are calling on the community to provide feedback on the types of play equipment they would like to see installed as part of the playground upgrades at Russell Reserve and Belmont Lion’s Park.”

Head here to let Council know what you would like to see in these playgrounds before 5pm on Friday 21 August.

Lake Mac Council have certainly been busy bees on the outdoor play front of late with work commencing, this week, on a new playground at Bernie Goodwin Memorial Park in Morisset.

The inclusive playground will span across two separate areas, an upper playground area catering to younger children and a lower playground area targeted towards older children.

Outdoor fitness equipment will also be installed to cater for those looking to increase their fitness al fresco style.