Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Blacktown City Council - Media Release - Community To Celebrate Award-winning Ponds Park

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7 August 2017

A giant tree house, in-ground trampolines and a flying fox are all part of an award-winning playground set to open in The Ponds.

Blacktown City Council invites the community to celebrate the opening of the new playground and park, on Saturday, 12 August. 

There will be a barbecue sausage sizzle and plenty of fun for kids including a jumping castle and face painting. 
“The new park recently won the Playspace Award at the NSW/ACT Parks and Leisure Australia awards, and it’s easy to see why,” Mayor of Blacktown City, Councillor Stephen Bali said.

“It is a tremendous landmark that will be here for years to come.

“Contemporary, eco-friendly and unique; children of all abilities will be able to take part in imaginary play.

“And with the on-site facilities including picnic areas, families can now stay and play for longer.

“I am looking forward to the opening next week and hope to see lots of people there.”

Local residents, including children and parents, were consulted in the design of the play space.

Their suggestions, which included in-ground trampolines, a flying fox and a large slide, were incorporated into the design.

“By carrying out this engagement, the residents have a real sense of ownership over their park and get to have the experiences they want,” Mayor Bali said.

“The final design provides spaces for our existing and incoming residents to get to know each other, and we look forward to seeing our community enjoy this award winning new park.”

Blacktown mother of three, Julie Redhi, said she loved how the playground catered for children of all ages.

“This playground has a lot of diversity: there’s the toddler area and play equipment for older kids, which is a bonus when you’re on a family day out,” Mrs Redhi said.

“I’ve been to a lot of playgrounds in the area and this is one of the best. I’ll definitely be coming back here.” 

1T3A0333.JPGMayor Bali said Council would call on the community to help name the new park, which is located in the award-winning suburb of The Ponds, close to the new Cudgegong metro station, schools and community facilities. 

The playground is the latest addition to the booming suburb, with Council currently developing a 74 lot subdivision close to the park.

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The first 11 lots will be auctioned on 12 August by Abode Agents, Kellyville.

“Council is proud to offer the newly developed land in The Ponds to the market,” said Mayor Bali.

“We are proud to contribute to the housing supply by releasing ready to build developed land.”

The details:
What: family fun day to celebrate the opening of an award-winning park 
Where: Piddington Street, The Ponds.
When: Saturday, 12 August from 11am to 1pm.

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