The youngest of Surry Hills residents now have a new spot to play and get active, with the refurbishment of the Shannon Reserve playground on the corner of Crown and Collins streets – and it was designed with their input.
When the playground was being developed, the council sought feedback from local primary school students, as well as members of the community. The children spoke, and ultimately the new play area has a host of new equipment including climbing platforms with ropes, ladders, steps and slides, a ‘wobbly’ bridge, net and pole, a cubby house and speaking tubes, as well as three new swings – plus, a dedicated nature play area, with a timber ramp and stepping stones for balancing and climbing.
“This reserve is home to the popular Surry Hills markets and a real social hub for the community, so we’re delighted to improve the space for people who live nearby and for visitors to the area,” Lord Mayor Clover Moore said in a statement. “Local students helped us come up with creative new ideas for the playground. They told us they like lots of different experiences on the play equipment and the chance to engage with nature, animals, friends and family."
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