Recreational facilities in Rylstone have been given a boost with the addition of a new playground and dog park right on the heart of the central business district.
The NSW Government’s Everyone Can Play grants program has delivered the facility, much to the delight of the Member for the Bathurst Electorate Paul Toole.
Mr Toole caught up with representatives from Mid-Western Shire Council to officially open the new adventure playground and gave it his tick of approval.
“The upgrade has given the local playground next to Rylstone Showground the lift it needed and is now a much-appreciated asset for residents and visitors alike,” Mr Toole said.
“What is special about the refurbishment is the all-inclusive sensory play equipment, but there is also an extended barbecue area to come to finish off the project.
“The new park features an accessible flying fox, slippery dip, climbing web, swings and sensory musical play equipment.
“There’s also good news for Rylstone residents with the opening of a dog park right next to the playground.
“People love to take their pets with them when they head out for a walk or take the kids to the playground and these facilities complement each other perfectly.”
Mr Toole said the Everyone Can Play program supported councils to build new or upgrade existing playspaces, to improve inclusivity across NSW and is a great win for our local community.
Mid-Western Council Mayor Des Kennedy said the playground and equipment is a great addition to the community.
“This investment has expanded the original play space to include more equipment and more options for kids of all ages and abilities to have fun,” Mr Kennedy said.