Wisemans Ferry Park upgrades

Wisemans Ferry Park is a much-loved community facility enjoyed by residents and visitors alike to The Hills district.

That is why Council is committed to improving the much-loved community facility, Mayor of The Hills Shire, Dr Michelle Byrne said.

“Towards the end of 2017 Council completed foreshore improvement works within Wisemans Ferry Park,” she said.

“The river banks were collapsing and the ageing rock filled baskets along the river edge were in poor condition.

“Council installed two new sandstone rock walls providing stability and access to the river edge, and other sections of collapsing river bank were filled with soil and stabilised with sandstone boulders and new plants,” Mayor Byrne added.

The foreshore improvement works are a further addition to park improvements currently underway at the community facility.

“As part of Council’s Reserve, Barbecues and Paths Project Upgrades, two additional stainless steel electric barbecues are being installed adjacent to the playground. These barbecues are easy to use, state-of-the art and wheelchair accessible,” Mayor Byrne said.

“Three large all-weather park shelters will be built at the site to provide shade to those using the barbecue facilities and existing furniture. Picnic settings have been replaced with newer and more modern versions and additional seating upgrades are also planned.”

Most recently, new play equipment, including additional swings, playunit nest swing and native planting was completed at the park.

“A nature play area with balance beams, stepping stones and a sandstone rock with a poem about Wisemans was designed to create symmetry with the region’s convict past and our modern vibrant community,” Mayor Byrne said.

“Additional playground equipment is scheduled to be installed next month including a flying fox cable ride, giant climbing rope and slide.

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