It’s a long way to the top at new play park

ABOVE: Children enjoying the new tower at the play park in South Casino.

Susanna Freymark

The centrepiece to the new play park at Crawford Square in South Casino is tall. Like really tall.

The children have no trouble climbing up and then sliding down the enclosed twisting slide.

Parents watch from below. One mother said she spent four hours at the park the day before while her child played.

There is a bench but not in the shade and she hoped more seating was coming for parents.

The tower is decorated with cow pictures in a tribute to the Beef Capital.

On the ground there is a cow springer, toddler play unit, swings, seesaw and tipping carousel to suit children (and adults) of all ages.

The new park received almost $250,000 through the State Government Stronger Country Communities Fund. Richmond Valley Council contributed $155,000.

Urban Play created the custom design just for Casino.

The total money the council received from the State Government was $516,463.

Mayor Robert Mustow said as well as the new play park, money would be spent on the Coraki Swimming Pool and to “pay overdue tribute to local Indigenous heritage by adding traditional custodian acknowledgements to Richmond Valley’s town entry signs”.

Photos: Susanna Freymark
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