Collinsvale playground, designed by and for kids

7 June 2023|Community News| Off Comments off on Collinsvale playground, designed by and for kids|

A new playground at Collinsvale featuring design elements specifically requested by local children is now officially open to the public.

The new Collinsvale Rd playground also features a multi-unit with a slide, climbing equipment, a swing set and a ‘frog rocker’ as well as seating, landscaping and soft-fall flooring.

The project was jointly funded by the Glenorchy City Council and the Federal Government, with the Tasmanian Government also providing $10,000 for a shelter over the nearby picnic area.

“Council staff worked closely with Collinsvale Primary School pupils to determine the types of equipment they wanted in the new playground,” Glenorchy Mayor Bec Thomas said.

“Across a number of consultation sessions, the children made it clear that
they wanted a ‘hamster wheel’, otherwise known as a roundabout tunnel, to be installed as part of the design.

“And as a result, the very first playground hamster wheel in Glenorchy has been installed at Collinsvale.

“The children and their parents were heavily involved in the design of the new facility, and I know have been eagerly awaiting their chance to put the equipment through its paces.”

Mayor Thomas said the Collinsvale playground was constructed as part of an ongoing program of playground renewals across the municipality.

“In the next two years the council will refurbish a total of 10 playgrounds in the municipality under the playground renewal program, which the Federal Government has contributed $1.5 million toward,” she said.

“Having safe, accessible areas for children to play and develop a whole range of physical and social skills is essential. This infrastructure is extremely important to our communities and highly valued by the families who live nearby.”

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