Proctor Park primed for play days
The new playground in Tinwald’s Ashbury Grove subdivision will open for business on Friday 1 December, just in time for the school holidays.
The playground will be called Proctor Park, to recognise that the land was previously farmed by the Proctor family before it was bought and subdivided for new residential housing.
The first homes in the subdivision have already been built and are being occupied, after water and wastewater services were connected.
The new playground includes a basketball hoop and asphalt shooting arc, climbing equipment, timber steppers and a flying saucer swing set. There are also bench seats and a picnic table.
Group Manager of Infrastructure and Open Spaces Neil McCann said that although the playground is opening, some security fencing would remain onsite to protect the rest of the park, which is being regrassed.
“There is also some soft landscaping, like trees and shrubs, to be installed and that will happen in autumn when growing conditions are more favourable.
“In the meantime, we encourage people to come down and try out the new play equipment, which is designed to be durable and last well outdoors.”
Proctor Park replaces Grove Street Park, which was on land used to create a new road into the subdivision – the road leads straight to the new park, which is 2980 square metres and three times bigger.
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