Drummond Park set for an upgrade

Big changes are coming for Drummond Park with the first pieces of equipment almost ready to be installed as part of a multi-stage upgrade of the playground.

Cobar Shire Council special projects officer Angela Shepherd said the first parts of the upgrade will get underway soon.

“The new equipment has arrived and the new hard roofed shade structure has been ordered,” Ms Shepherd said.

She said the shade structure is hard roofed (similar to a shed) and designed to keep birds from nesting under it.

Current plans are for the structure to be positioned approximately in the centre of where the soft-fall is at present.

“All equipment will then go under it, so it will be less spread out, mainly to reduce the cost of soft-fall and to keep it all under shade.

“It is all 0-5 years suitable play equipment, and it is sort of keeping with the mining theme of town,” she said.

Ms Shepherd said there will be a pathway for small bikes around the play equipment area so kids can ride around and make supervision easier for parents.

She said a fence will also be installed at a later stage.

“The upgrade is $135,000 worth of work.

“Council contributed $100,000 from this years budget and we got a grant for the rest,” Ms Shepherd said.

The shed will be constructed by local contractors.