Mayor of Shoalhaven City Council Councillor Amanda Findley has officially opened the Pacific City Park at Bayswood to the community.
Since the original playground’s installation in 2008, there were issues relating to its low-lying location and its inaccessibility for the community and continued maintenance problems due to regular water logging. The water logging of the site was associated to the close proximity of a waterway and soil condition limitations. The water logging also compromised the normal lifespan of the existing playground which Council recognised, hence the relocation of the playground to a new site.
The new playground has been built on adjacent higher ground with an additional above ground 200mm concrete edge with ag-line drainage to further prevent any water pooling in the playground. The new equipment features an intergenerational swing and play elements that will create play enjoyment for all ages.
The site of the old playground will have additional soil added. Park care groups will plant and mulch the area to feature a native plant display. The original blue and white feature poles will stay on the site and be one of the main features in the native gardens.
The total cost of the project was $109,944.