Broadford's Memorial Park, opposite the town's post office, is set to receive a new play space, depicted in this artist's impression. Works are expected to be completed by October,

The old playground is gone and the construction crew have moved in to start work on the new playground at Broadford’s Memorial Park.

The playground, in High Street Broadford, will soon feature a large structure with climbing and balancing challenges, multi-level platforms, two slides, a four-way rocker and triple swing.

The new play space will deliver significant improvements to the existing playground and provide equipment for older children, whose needs were not met in the old playground.

The upgrade will also include equipment suitable for little ones, a shade sail, seating, a picnic table and fencing.

The park works are part of the Activation of Broadford Park and Play Spaces Project, which also includes the installation of a nature playground at Wattle Street and Outdoor Fitness Equipment at Donaldson Drive.

The project was made possible thanks to $720,000 from the State Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund.

Works at the park are expected to be completed by October, weather permitting, while improvements at Wattle Street and Donaldson Drive will start shortly and be completed by the end of 2021.

Mitchell Shire Council has advised of alternative playgrounds in Broadford to use while the new Memorial Park playground is being constructed, including Govett Reserve, White Street; Donaldson Reserve, Donaldson Drive; Hamilton Reserve, Hamilton Street; Sutherland Park, Sutherland Street; Rupert Reserve, Rupert Street.

Mitchell Shire Mayor Rhonda Sanderson said the improvements would breathe new life into parts of Broadford and create community spaces where people and families could come together.

“Memorial Park is a much-loved park in the heart of the town and this upgrade will ensure it remains a popular community space for years to come,” she said.

“These new playspace projects in Broadford will add so much to the area.

“We couldn’t have done it without our valued partnership with the State Government and their contributions through the Growing Suburbs Fund grant.”

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