Foreshore playground work underway

September 27, 2023 10:25 am in by

Work has started on a new state-of-the-art children’s playground on the Penguin foreshore.

The project is being funded from $400,000 the central Coast Council has received under the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Programme.

The playground will include new play equipment, rubber and sand soft fall underfoot, a shade sail, fully enclosed fence, landscaping and sensitivity play sculptures.

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In keeping with the nautical theme of the previous playground, the new facility will include a large ship’s mast as its centrepiece.

The council has engaged North-West artist Gary Cole and Victorian landscaping company, Urban Discovery, which specialises in regenerative, therapeutic, play-based education spaces.

The new playground is expected to completed by early January.