$500,000 New Playground at The Entrance Opens

Date

Friday, 16 December 2016

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A fantastic new 500 square metre playground for kids of all ages is now open at popular holiday spot The Entrance.

Central Coast Council has invested $500,000 in the colourful new play space which is right next to the much loved Vera’s Water Garden.

The new playground has multiple climbing stations, tunnels, a seated merry-go-round, an in-ground trampoline and the classic old favourite, hopscotch.

It also has synthetic grass mounds and a rock climbing wall and slide, all surrounded by spongy soft fall and shaded with shade cloths.

There’s plenty of seating for parents to sit and watch their kids play against the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean.

“My kids tried it out and they loved it!  All the different play stations kept them occupied for hours - they didn’t want to leave,” said one local parent.

Council Administrator Ian Reynolds said The Entrance is a popular and beautiful spot for visitors and locals alike and this new playground adds to its attractions.

“This is a prime spot for a great new play space near the waterfront,” Mr Reynolds said.

“Parents can sit and watch their kids play against the backdrop of The Entrance channel and the Pacific Ocean and think ahh, this is the life.

“The new playground is part of a larger $3.5 million investment in improvements to public amenity at The Entrance of which Phase 1 is also nearly complete.

“The majority of paving is finished with only minor finalisation works to be completed early next year.

“We thank the local retailers and the public for their patience during these major improvements which will benefit the area for years to come.”

Parents are advised that the new slide is the only part of the playground that remains temporarily out of bounds until a final shade sail is installed in the New Year.

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