Parents rejoice: Upgrades to Blue Gum Hills Regional Park Playground complete

A recent $130,000 upgrade to Blue Gum Hills Regional Park, located near Newcastle, has refreshed the playground into a more inclusive and accessible space for children of all abilities to enjoy.

Blue Gum Hills Regional Park playground upgrade

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) Area Manager Mitch Carter said the upgraded playground now features a range of inclusive and accessible play equipment designed to accommodate children with diverse needs.

"Among the exciting additions are a musical play space, sand play and rock play areas, new balance beams, and accessible picnic tables," said Mr Carter.

"These elements have been thoughtfully designed and incorporated into the playground to provide an enriching and inclusive experience for all children."

Blue Gum Hills Regional Park is a popular place for Newcastle families with a tree-top adventure park, picnic areas, a maze, walking tracks, and rich Aboriginal cultural heritage and coal mining history.

"Over the past few years, Blue Gum Hills Regional Park has experienced increased visitation as more young families have moved to the area that and are utilising the regional park's green space," said Mr Carter.

"We are proud to have created an inclusive and accessible space that will allow families to connect with nature and enjoy the benefits of outdoor recreation."

For more information, visit: Blue Gum Hills Regional Park

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