Kissing Point Village Green is the latest Ku-ring-gai playground to be made inclusive for all children, with the North Shore park play equipment upgraded and opening in April 2021.
The new playground will open on 1 April and be an engaging and inclusive community place for everyone to enjoy.
Community consultation on the playground design was completed last year, with a concept developed from the feedback received.
The new playground has accessible pathways and play equipment for a range of ages and abilities, landscaping, drinking fountains, seating and areas where children can enjoy nature play.
It will be a place to meet, play and relax that enhances the local neighbourhood and growing residential community. The concept design for this local park includes:
- A playground catering for a range of age groups and abilities.
- Refurbishment of existing shelters and seating.
- A drinking fountain.
- An accessible path network to link the park’s activity areas.
- Rubber softfall.
- Nature play elements.
- Enhancement of existing bike track.
- Formalised accessible parking space.
Work on the new playground was partially funded by a grant of $50,000 from the Everyone Can Play program, a state government initiative aimed at creating accessible and inclusive play spaces.
Mayor Jennifer Anderson said Kissing Point Village Green was a popular area with young families living nearby and the new playground would be a welcome upgrade for children of all ages and abilities.
“Council is progressively updating and improving numerous playgrounds in Ku-ring-gai, with features that will appeal to all.”
“This is in line with Ku-ring-gai’s Disability Action Plan first adopted by Council in 2014 and updated earlier this year.”
About the playground
The play space is categorised as a district playground:
- District playgrounds generally serve a whole residential precinct.
- They are typically larger and more prominent than the local play space, with a distribution similar to local primary schools.
- Its primary purpose is for play and social / family recreation and team groups.
- Visits are often connected to another attraction ie. shops, school, kinder, sports etc and for meeting socially.
- The role as a community meeting place is a key feature. Visits will be of longer duration that local parks.
Essential Details: Kissing Point Village Green Playground
- What: Kissing Point Village Green Playground, South Turramurra
- When: Opening April 1
- More information: Kissing Point Playground Upgrade