After being closed for three months for upgrade works, Northern Beaches Council has reopened the children’s playground at Dunbar Park, Avalon.

The new playground caters for children of various ages with extensive soft fall areas and two play towers offering a variety of climbing challenges.

Dunbar park swings

It also features a new inclusive swing with a high-backed seat, a nature-trail play area, climbing equipment, multiple slides and plenty of seating for parents and carers.

There are also interesting carvings and landscaping through the playground, sure to keep the kids intrigued.

Dunbar Park poles
Mayor Michael Regan

Michael Regan

A new accessible pathway to the Bowling Green Lane car park makes it easier to access the playground.

Engineers and landscapers addressed poor drainage around the site while the work was underway, which should allow the playground to be used more often after bad weather.

Mayor Michael Regan said the local community played a major part through community consultation as well as input to the playground’s design.

“This creative play space is a much-loved playground, made even better now with plenty of natural materials such as timber, rope and sandstone, with lots more nature and challenges for kids of all different ages.

“In fact, parents will face the biggest challenge, trying to get their kids to come home,” said Mayor Regan.

Kylie Ferguson

Kylie Ferguson

Pittwater Ward Councillor Kylie Ferguson said she was very pleased at the outcome for the children of the area.

“The community had their way, of what they liked and didn’t, and we have a wonderful outcome. Limiting the bark was a major issue, and having nature play with the climbing logs and steps is highly prized,” she said.

Parents at the park who spoke with the Northern Beaches Advocate said they were happy to have the park reopen and their younger children were enjoying the new play equipment.

Images: Northern Beaches Advocate