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New playground installation for Coronation Park, Yass

From Monday, 21 October 2019, Coronation Park will be closed to the public in order for Council to remove the current slide and playground equipment, to allow Contractors to install the new playground equipment.

The playground will reopen again to the public mid-December, weather permitting, other Park facilities such as the picnic area and toilets will still be open for use during the construction period.

Coronation Park Playground

In May 2019 Council sought the community’s input into the design of the new playground in Coronation Park. The draft playground design, approved at the June 2019 Council Meeting, was based on the popularity of playground activities chosen by the community through a consultation process and includes the addition of a new swing set.

“Council was so appreciative of the input that we received when we put the call out and asked what the community would like to see in the new look Coronation Park,” said Yass Valley Mayor Rowena Abbey.

“We’re really looking forward to having the new Playground up and running in time for the Christmas holidays so residents and visitors to Yass Valley can enjoy it over the break.”

The existing playground will be deconstructed and where possible, panels and parts will be integrated in to other playgrounds around Yass.

Sadly the replacement of the Coronation Park playground does mean the removal of the much loved Miracle Slide, which was generously donated by APEX. The removal of the slide is due to it no longer complying with current Australian Standards (AS 4685). Once removed, the Slide will be delivered to Yass High School students who will take on the challenge of using the materials to create a piece of public art on behalf of the community.

Yass High School Principal, Linda Langton said the students were excited by the challenge of creating a permanent artwork from a much-loved part of their childhood.

“Their aim is to provide a reminder for the Yass community of the fun times they know that everyone associates with the Miracle Slide,”

“It’s not a project that the students want to rush, they’ll take their time to get it perfect before handing it over to Council and the community so that it can be installed and unveiled in Coronation Park.” Ms Langton said.

Council has matched the $130,000 grant funding received through the NSW Government’s ClubsGrants Category 3 Infrastructure Program.

9 October 2019

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