Corowa Preschoolers became the first children to test out the new RSL Park Playspace when the gates to the new park were opened last week.
Corowa Preschool had been an integral part of the Playspace Upgrade project at RSL Park, offering their feedback and support right from the design period of the new community space.
Federation Council Mayor Pat Bourke said it was fantastic to see the children hit the play ground running on the final day of their school term.
Mayor Bourke said the RSL Park upgrade provides an exciting new play space for children to come and play together.
“Through consultation with local families, council together with the Corowa RSL Club have been able to create a playspace that meets the growing needs of our community,” he said.
“Providing such a space that cultivates inclusivity and fun for the community is important to Federation Council and I’m really excited to see children and their families enjoy this new playspace for many years to come.”
The project has been funded through a generous contribution of $25,000 from the Corowa RSL Club, $115,451 from the NSW Governments Stronger Community Fund, $18,000 from the Australian Government Stronger Communities Program and long-term savings from council.
Corowa RSL General Manager Peter Norris said the club was delighted to continue its long partnership of supporting the development and maintenance of Corowa’s RSL Park.
“This is a particularly important asset to the community and it has been amazing to watch the many families utilise these fantastic facilities already,” he said.
“The Board and Management of Corowa RSL Club are proud of this partnership and are committed to continuing our support of RSL Park.”
The park is open with the exception of the flying fox which will be open to the public from December 21.
An official opening of the new playspace will be held in the new year.