Inclusive playground takes shape13 Apr. 2022
Work is underway on a new inclusive, intergenerational playground at Tanunda Recreation Park, which is due to open later this year as part of The Big Project.
From Monday 2 May, the existing playground at the Park will be closed as work begins on a new multi-purpose junior sports oval and new cricket nets in that location.
The barbecue and shelter will also be decommissioned, with contemporary new facilities to be built in the new playground precinct adjacent Bilyara Road.
During the temporary disruption, people are encouraged to use alternative playgrounds located in reserves on Homburg Street, Angas Street, Doering Street, Phillip Street and Para Road, with barbecue facilities available at Kroemer’s Crossing.
People can find details of alternate playground locations at barossa.sa.gov.au
The Barossa Council Mayor Bim Lange said Stage 1 works on the new playground are well underway, with a new entrance, internal road and carparking around the playground to be completed by mid-May.
"We’re really excited about our new accessible playground, which will deliver a range of structured and unstructured play spaces including sand and water play and sensory activities," he said.
Meanwhile, to facilitate construction of the new junior oval, a new temporary access to the Park has been provided on Elizabeth Street between the pedestrian gates and existing entry. This will support traffic movement around the oval during the football and netball season.
The projects are supported by the Government of South Australia as part of a $10.2 million investment in recreation and community facilities at Tanunda Recreation Park.