Yea Railway Reserve Playground open for school holidays

Published on 12 April 2019

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Council’s work on the Yea Railway Reserve Playground is not quite done, however, to keep the kiddies happy during the school holidays, the completed parts are now open to the public during this period. 

You can expect to find traditional favourites – like the good old swing set – as well as play equipment designed for older kids, including a flying fox and rope climbing structure. The new play equipment is ideal for parents and carers wanting to interact with their kids on the playground. There are lots of pathways and more seating is yet to go in.  

There is still some equipment yet to be installed and a few minor things awaiting completion, however none of these will hinder enjoyment of the playground during the school holidays. 

Construction on the playground began on 1 March 2019, following feedback from more than 75 community members about the design, and is expected to be completed later in April. 

Cheviot Ward Councillor Rebecca Bowles said the Playground is a really important and much-loved fun hub for our most junior community members. It’s also a meeting place and recreation space for people of all ages. 

“Unfortunately, the Playground was destroyed by fire in November last year and the Yea community has been eagerly waiting for it to reopen since. 

“The new and improved Yea Railway Reserve Playground will be a great asset for the town,” Cr Bowles said. 

Click here to see the design of the playground.