New Giblins Reserve to offer something for all ages

3 May 2023|Community News, Lifestyle| Off Comments off on New Giblins Reserve to offer something for all ages|

WORK has begun at Giblins Reserve to create an engaging new recreation and play space for the whole Glenorchy community.

Once completed, the revamped Giblins Reserve will feature two distinct areas – one with the latest in play equipment for younger children, and one with features designed to appeal to teenagers and adults.

Along with play equipment specially designed for toddlers, the main playground area will feature wheelchair- accessible swings and spinners, a net twister, a bird’s nest tower, a climbing wall, springers, swings and slides.

It will also include a sensory trail and an accessible loop track, and a new accessible toilet block.

The teenage and adult area will include an outdoor table tennis table, meeting shelters and a multi-use games arena including a large, enclosed court space.

Glenorchy Mayor Bec Thomas acknowledged that delays to the project had frustrated some community members, but said proper planning was vital.

“Having safe and accessible spaces for people in our community to gather at and have fun is a fundamental part of our civic planning,” she said.

“We want people to be able to enjoy our community and have access to local spaces that provide engaging entertainment and activity for local families.

“Once completed Giblins Reserve will be one such space, and I’m confident will be extremely popular with the young and not-so- young alike.”

The refurbishment will cost $3.4 million, with the Federal Government contributing $2 million.

“Ensuring our play spaces are accessible to kids of all ages is a core element of building healthy, inclusive communities,” Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Senator Carol Brown said.

“Adding Giblins Reserve to the growing list of accessible play spaces in Glenorchy is wonderful. Ensuring accessibility from a young age helps us embed equal access throughout life.”

The new playground is scheduled to be completed within the next 12 months.

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