Ocean Grove now has a new playground to entertain and challenge children of all abilities, thanks to a funding boost from the State Government.
Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville today officially opened the new playground at Kingston Park made possible thanks to a $100,000 investment from the State Government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Fund.
Kingston Park is a community hub for the residents of Ocean Grove and the old playground has been much loved for many years, but the equipment was dated and needed a significant upgrade.
The new playground will deliver features such as many accessible play spaces including a birds nest swing, sand digger and new connecting pathways to other play elements.
There are also slides for all ages, passive and active play areas, rope climb and a unique butterfly shade structure.
Add to that the nearby barbeque and toilet facilities and the park is now a perfect venue for getting children outdoors and active, or for holding social gatherings and events.
Thanks to the Rotary Club of Ocean Grove, the old playground equipment is not going to waste. It is being refurbished and sent to Sri Lanka where it can be enjoyed by children abroad.
This project is part of the Government’s strong commitment to sport and active recreation, gender equality and encouraging all Victorians to get out there and get active.