AlburyCity Council has accepted a tender from local park and play space construction company, Enviro Culture Services, to upgrade a play space at Fredericks Park in North Albury.
The play space upgrades were identified in the Fredericks Park Master Plan endorsed by Council in 2021 and will focus on upgrading equipment, the majority of which is over 20 years old, Council said in a statement today.
The new play space will feature a bicycle education track for children learning to ride with signage, intersections and challenges; a scooter and bicycle skills area; an outdoor fitness zone; a nature play area including stepping stones; a grassed area for informal ball sports; a basketball court, junior and toddler play spaces; new shelters and barbecues, with enhanced landscaping, seating and pathways.
“The Fredericks Park Play Space project will create a new play area double the original size, providing new play opportunities for children of all ages,” said Mayor, Kylie King.
“With a variety of play options catering for toddlers through to juniors and seniors, as well as more barbecues and the existing toilet facilities, the new space will allow our community to relax and enjoy the park for longer periods of time.”
Construction is expected to take place within the 2023/24 financial year and will take around six months to complete.
The $2.2 million project received support from the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Fund.