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New play equipment at Morrissey Reserve

Play space at Morrissey Reserve in Castlemaine.

The play space at Morrissey Reserve will be transformed with new equipment in February.

Wednesday 5 February 2020

Young children can look forward to more play equipment at Morrissey Reserve in Castlemaine as part of a play space upgrade, with works starting next week.

Local residents had a chance to provide feedback on some of the design elements at an information session held late last year.

“Kids and families voted overwhelming for a kangaroo rocker and yellow slide,” said Cath Olive, Manager Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities, Mount Alexander Shire Council.

“There was a lot of excitement about the play space and we’re really pleased to be able to begin work earlier than expected,” said Ms Olive.

The play space increases the variety of play features for toddlers to primary school aged children.

“Kids can look forward to some interesting and fun new features including a maze panel, shop counter, spider web climber, rock wall and monkey bars alongside the ever popular swings and new rocker,” said Ms Olive.

“We’re also installing a picnic setting to increase seating options and will install a shade structure in the next few months,” she said.

Installation will begin on Monday 10 February and is expected to take one week. The play space will be closed to the public during this time.

“I know local children will be keenly watching the installation and the plan is to reopen the upgraded space on Monday 17 February,” said Ms Olive.

The play space renewal is funded by Council. Council has received a grant from the Victorian Government’s Shade Grant Program.

For more information about the project contact Kim Whitehouse, Projects Officer, on 5471 1700 or k.whitehouse@mountalexander.vic.gov.au.

Image: The Morrissey Reserve play space is set for renewal in February.

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