Upgrades to play spaces in Broadford include a new playground at Wattle Street, in the south-east of town. ​

New play spaces and outdoor fitness equipment are now open in Broadford after the completion of Mitchell Shire Council’s Activation of Broadford Parks and Play Spaces Project.

The project involved the renewal of a play space at Memorial Park opposite the post office and the installation of new fitness equipment at Donaldson Drive Reserve in 2021 and a new play space at Wattle Street Reserve this year.

The Memorial Park playground features a large structure with climbing and balancing challenges, multi-level platforms, two slides, a four-way rocker and triple swing. The upgrade also included a shade sail, seating, a picnic table and fencing.

The outdoor fitness equipment at Donaldson Drive Reserve is a large pod located away from the existing play equipment and includes body dips, leg raises, chest press, aerobic cycle, leg press and elliptical trainer.

The equipment is free for everyone to use, is inclusive and features rubber under surfacing.

The new nature play space at Wattle Street Reserve features a large multipurpose structure with climbing and balancing challenges, multi-level platforms, two slides, a cantilever swing, a triple swing, connecting pathways, picnic seating and other nature play elements.

Mitchell Shire Council Mayor Bill Chisholm said council was grateful for a $720,000 grant through the State Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund that enabled the project.

“We are focused on providing services and facilities for our growing shire,” he said.

“The playgrounds provide a space for families to visit, and the fitness equipment means people of all ages can stay active.”

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