KIDS will be treated to upgraded playgrounds at De Lacy Reserve in Maylands and Hillcrest Reserve in Bayswater within the next two months, marking the end of the City of Bayswater’s playground replacement program.
In August 2017, the City allocated $415,000 worth of upgrades for McKenzie, Puntie Crescent, Charlwood, McPherson, Fitzpatrick, Gordon, Alan Lehman, Noranda Avenue, De Lacy and Upper Hillcrest reserves and Halliday Park.
Halliday Park was the latest upgraded playground, with the installation of a basket swing, canoe rocker, 2m monkey bars, climbing web, 1.2m fire pole and tunnel slide being completed last week.
De Lacy Reserve’s new playground is planned to feature a gliding fox with platform, tornado basket swing, 2m spider climbing net, double slide and straight slide and monkey bars.
Maylands resident Vernon McQuistan said he had been waiting three years for the upgrades.
“I think it is great because there are a lot of young families in the area,” he said.
“It gives them more opportunity to get out and have some exercise and get away from the TV.
“We shifted here from Victoria Park but we were very happy when we arrived here and the amenity that there is for kids.”
Mayor Dan Bull said nine of the 11 planned upgrades were completed.
“Halliday Park in Bayswater has just been ticked off the list – the exciting new timber play structure is now open and is already a hit with the local children,” he said.
“The final two playgrounds are De Lacy Reserve in Maylands, due to be complete in late June, and Hillcrest Reserve in Bayswater to follow shortly after.
“Local residents have been involved in the Playground Replacement Program from the very beginning, with more than 170 responses received through the City’s Engage Bayswater portal.
“We’ve taken this feedback on board to make sure each playground suits the needs of the neighbouring residents who will use it most.”