New inclusive place to play for Vaucluse
A much-anticipated community playground is now open for some serious play in Vaucluse.
Department of Planning, Industry and Environment’s Director Open Space, Fiona Morrison, today announced the opening of the Parsley Bay Reserve inclusive playground.
The Department gave Woollahra Municipal Council $108,000 as part of its Everyone Can Play program, to build this all ages and abilities place where everybody can play.
“What an incredible feeling it is to be announcing this inclusive play space, after all the months of hard work everyone has put into bringing this community’s shared vision to life,” said Ms Morrison.
Mayor of Woollahra Peter Cavanagh said the funding from the State Government’s Everyone Can Play program made a substantial contribution to the new equipment and creating a creative play space that will be very popular with locals and visitors to the area.
“Play is such an important part of every child’s development,” Councillor Cavanagh said.
“We are so excited to be offering families an inclusive playground they can enjoy with friends and family.”
Ms Morrison said Vaucluse’s new play space is a shining example of how Everyone Can Play is delivering more inclusive play spaces state-wide.
“This play space was designed using the Everyone Can Play guideline, which is assisting local councils, landscape architects and designers to make inclusive play the norm in NSW,” said Ms Morrison.
This is the ninth new inclusive play space to open across the state, with another 34 to be delivered in conjunction with 30 local councils.
The Department’s Greater Sydney Outdoors Survey found 83% of people in Eastern City District, where Vaucluse is located, loved to relax in open spaces.
This was the second most popular outdoor recreation activity in the District – behind walking, hiking, jogging or running.